CE Primary School

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Our Governors

Governance Structure and  Members

Governor Role/Responsibility

Mrs. Nicola Fountain

Headteacher - all committees

Mrs. Fiona Newitt

Chairperson to July 2018

Mr. Phillip Dickens

Vice Chairperson to July 2018

Mrs. Karen Kissane 

Vice Chairperson to July 2019

Personnel & Finance Committee

Mrs. Fiona Newitt (Chair)

Appointed Community Governor to May 2020. Roles:  Safer Recruit, Teaching & Learning, more-able pupils.

Mr. David Walsh 

Appointed Foundation Governor to Jan 2017. Role: Finance. (Awaiting training before re-appointment)

Mr. Andy Betts

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2017. Role: Finance and Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs. Carol Watt (Advisory)

Role: School Clerk to the Governors

Pay  & Performance Management Committee


Mrs.Fiona Newitt, Miss Natalie Smith & Mr. Andy Betts  Advisor/Chair Mrs. Joanne Sanchez-Thompson

Curriculum & Health/Safety Committee

Mrs. Karen Kissane (Chair)

Elected Parent Governor to July 2019. Roles: Safeguarding, E-Safety & Behaviour

Miss. Natalie Smith

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2017. Roles: SEND & Equality

Ms. Amanda Cordell-Edwards

Elected School Staff to Sept 2017. Roles: Staff Governor & Sports/PE Funding


 LA Governor awaiting appointment

 Parent Governor vacancy to be advertised


Mr. Phillip Dickens (Chair)

Appointed Co-opted Governor to July 2018. Role:  Health & Safety site check.

Mrs. Jenny Dellar (Advisory)

School Site Supervisor. Role: Health & Safety of Site. Fire Warden & Asbestos.

Foundation Governors Committee

Rev. Stephen French

Appointed Associate Governor to July 2019. (No voting rights)

Roles: R.E , SMSC & SIAMS

Mr. David Walsh (Chair)

Appointed Foundation Governor to Jan 2017. (Awaiting training for re-appointment).

Roles: R.E, SMSC & SIAMS


Previous Governors within the last 12 months

Mrs. Sandra Roberts LA Governor. Attended 4/9 meetings. Stepped down July 2016.

Mr. Tony Davies Community Governor. Attended 6/9 meetings. Stepped down Sept 2016

Register of Governors' Interests

At the beginning of each school year Governors sign a Register of Interests - both Business and Financial.

For 2016/17 No Interests, either business or financial were declared. No Governors have a Governance role in another School. Other interests declared were: 

Mr. Phillip Dickens is on the Rothersthorpe Village Hall Committee. Fiona Newitt, Andy Betts, Natalie Smith and Karen Kissane have children at Rothersthorpe School. David Walsh has a grand-daughter at Rothersthorpe School.  

At every committee meeting, Governors also declare any interest in items on that meeting's agenda. None have been declared at present.

An overview of termly Governor committee meeting minutes are published in the school monthly newsletter. Full copies of Governor minutes are available on request from the School Office.

Governor Attendance Record for Academic Year 2015/16

Nicola Fountain - 100% (16/16 meetings)

Fiona Newitt - 100% (9/9 meetings)

Phillip Dickens - 100% (8/8 meetings)

Karen Kissane - 100% (9/9 meetings)

David Walsh - Attended 5/7 meetings

Andy Betts - Attended 8/9 meetings

Carol Watt - 100% (9/9 meetings)

Natalie Smith - 100% (9/9 meetings)

Amanda Cordell-Edwards - 100% (9/9 meetings)

Rev. Stephen French - Attended 5/7 meetings

Jenny Dellar - 100% (3/3 meetings)




Governance Information