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Our Governors

Governance Structure and  Members

Governor Role/Responsibility

Mrs Nicola Fountain

Headteacher - all committees

Mrs Fiona Newitt

Chairperson to March 2025 

Mr Shayne Major

Vice Chairperson to July 2025

Personnel & Finance Committee

Mrs Fiona Newitt (Chair)

Appointed Co-opted Governor to March 2025. Roles:  Safer Recruit, Teaching & Learning, More-able pupils.

Mr Shayne Major (Vice) 

LA Appointed Governor to July 2025. Role: Finance and Promotion

Mr Andy Betts

Elected Parent Governor to Jan 2022. Role: Pupil Premium and PE/Sports Funding Governor

Claire Cross



Elected Parent Governor to Sept 2023. Role: Personnel and Safeguarding Governor


Pay & Performance Committee

Fiona Newitt, Andy Betts & Claire Cross

Advisor/Chair Mrs. Joanne Sanchez-Thompson

Curriculum & Health/Safety Committee

Abi Ewen (Chair)

Co-opted Governor to July 2025. Role: Health & Safety

Sarah Munday

Appointed by the GB - Co-Opted Governor to Sept 2023. Role: SEND & Inclusion Governor

Ms Amanda Cordell-Edwards

Elected School Staff Governor to Sept 2025. Roles: Staff Governor & IT/Coding/E-Safety 


Parent Governor


Ms Abi Ewen (Chair)

Co-opted Governor to July 2025. Role: Health & Safety and site check

Mrs Jenny Dellar (Advisory)

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

Foundation Governors Committee

Sarah-Jane Major Appointed Foundation Governor to January 2025. Role: R.E, SMSC & SIAMS
Hannah Gilkes Appointed Foundation Governor to January 2025. Role: R.E, SMSC & SIAMS

Previous Governors within the last 12 months

Rev. Heather Wilson until July 2021

Paul Sage until May 2021

Register of Governors' Interests

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

For 2021/22 the following were declared:

Shayne Major is on the Rothersthorpe Parish Council Committee and Village Hall Committee.

Andy Betts and Claire Cross have children at Rothersthorpe School. Shayne Major has a grand-daughter at the School.

Abi Ewen are members of the PCC - Parochial Church Council

At every committee meeting, Governors also declare any interest in items on that meeting's agenda.

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 2019/20 and 2020/21

100% attendance all Governors online. (Due to pandemic)


Year 2018/19:

Nicola Fountain - Attended 19/19 meetings

Fiona Newitt - Attended 12/12 meetings

Karen Kissane - Attended 11/12 meetings

Andy Betts - Attended 8/10 meetings

Abi Ewen – Attended 8/9 meetings

Shayne Major – Attended 8/9 meetings

Paul Sage – Attended 8/8 meetings

Rev Heather Wilson – Attended 7/8 meetings

Amanda Cordell-Edwards - Attended 6/9 meetings

Richard Parkin – Attended – 7/9 meetings

Carol Watt - Attended 9/9 meetings

Governance Information