Meet Our Governors

What is the role of the Governing Body?

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body andas such:

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the head teacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures

  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the head teacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;

  • Signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, it holds the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how their school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know their school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day.

Structure and Remit of the Governing Body:

According to the Consolidated Instrument of Government for ‘The Governing body ofBishops Itchington Primary School’ (effective from 1st September 2015), the governing body is made up of nine governors, consisting of:

  1. 3 Parent governors
  2. 1 LA governor
  3. 1 Staff governor
  4. 4 co-opted governors
  5. Head Teacher

In addition, Associate members will be appointed when their expertise and experience is required. Associate members are not members of the governing body and have no voting rights.

Following the reconstitution of the Bishops Itchington Primary School Governing body all current governors were re-appointed as of the 1st September 2015 with a 4-year term of office.

The full governing body meet twice a term. Two sub-committees have been created by the full governing body to monitor specific areas of Governance. The Performance, Standards and Resources committee meets twice a term and the Strategy Committee meets a minimum of once a term.

Roles within the Governing body:

Chair:   Sarah Richardson
Vice Chair:   Zoe Garrett
PSR committee Chair:   Bethany Molesworth 
Financial Lead:   David Price
Appeals panel:   
As and when needed
Pay Committee:   Sarah Richardson 
Performance Management:   Graham Folkes-Skinner
SEND:   Zoe Garret
Safeguarding:   Zoe Garret
Numeracy:   David Price
Literacy:   Zoe Garret
Science:   David Price
Patch:   John Wilson
Health & Safety:   
Graham Folkes-Skinner
Standing Agenda:   Sarah Richardson
Menu of Monitoring:   
Sarah Richardson



All Governors can be contacted via Bishops Itchington Primary School, Ladbroke Road, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, CV47 2RN

Telephone 01926 612297