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 May 2021 

Mrs. Karen Kissane

Vice Chairperson to July 2019



Personnel & Finance Committee

Mrs. Fiona Newitt (Chair)

Appointed Co-opted Governor to May 2021. Roles:  Safer Recruit, Teaching & Learning, More-able pupils.

Mrs. Abi Ewan

Elected Parent Governor to July 2021. Role: Finance

Mr. Andy Betts

Elected Parent Governor to Dec 2017. Role: 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 2021. Roles: Staff Governor & Sports/PE Funding

Mr. Shayne Major


LA Appointed Governor to June 2021. Role: Health & Safety  


Mr. Shayne Major (Chair)

LA Appointed Governor to June 2021. Role: Health & Safety

Mrs. Jenny Dellar (Advisory)

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

Foundation Governors Committee

Mr. David Walsh (Chair)


Appointed Foundation Governor to June 2021.  Roles: R.E , SMSC & SIAMS






Co-opted Governor

Foundation Governor



Previous Governors within the last 12 months

Rev Stephen French - Foundation then Associate Governor.Stepped down July 2017.

Mr. Philip Dickens - Community/Co-opted Governor from 1952 to June 2017.

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. Shayne Major is on the Rothersthorpe Parish Council 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 2016/17

Nicola Fountain -  Attended 17/18 meetings

Fiona Newitt - Attended 10/11 meetings

Karen Kissane - Attended 10/10 meetings

David Walsh - Attended 7/11 meetings

Andy Betts - Attended  8/10 meetings

Carol Watt -  Attended 11/11 meetings

Natalie Smith - Attended 10/10 meetings

Amanda Cordell-Edwards - Attended 10/10 meetings

Jenny Dellar - Attended 3/3 meetings

David Walsh - Attended 7/11 meetings

Phillip Dickens - Attended 7/9 meetings

Rev. Stephen French - Attended No meetings - Stepped down July 2017





Governance Information