Welcome from The Chair of Governors


Welcome to Stanbridge Lower School.

Governors have a vital role to play in helping to make sure that every child has the best start to their school life.  Governors use their diverse knowledge and experience to add value to the strategic decision-making process of the school. The Head Teacher has responsibility for the day to day management of the school.

The Governing Body has a clear structure, and responsibilities are delegated to the following committees:

Finance and Resources: setting the school budget, monitoring spending, staffing structure, pay and salaries

Curriculum:  raising standards and monitoring data outcomes, behaviour, attendance, developing the school curriculum

Premises:  health and safety, maintenance, school grounds and premises improvement

Publicity:  school brochure, website, promoting our school in the community

Head Teacher Performance Management:  setting targets to further develop standards in our school

The Governing Body and I are proud of our school and we contribute strategically to the overall standards of education at Stanbridge.  We do this by monitoring all aspects of the school’s performance including attendance, standards of achievement, progress, behaviour, and finance.  We want to do all we can to give every child at the school the opportunity to progress, to succeed and to fulfill their potential. We are all committed to making a real difference to education for the children who attend our school.

Yours sincerely

Christine Payne
Chair of Governors




 Appointment  Name  Date of Appointment  Term of Office Attendance FGB

x 3 meetings

Apr 18 -Apr 19

Attendance Sub Committee

x 3 meetings

Apr 18- Apr 19

Head Teacher Miss R Godwin January 2006 13 years 100% 100%
Chair of Governors Mrs Christine Payne June 2011 8 years 67% 67%
LA Governor Mrs V Clarke January 2000 20 years 100% 100%
Staff Governor Mr I Wilkins January 2016 3 years 67% 67%
Co-opted Governor Mrs T Davies September 2004 15 years 100% 100%
Co-opted Governor Mr L Turney November 2019 0  years
Parent Governor Mr Pete Thackray February 2014 5 years 100% 67%
Parent Governor Mrs Norris November 2018 1 years 100% 100%
Co-opted Governor Mrs Marilyn Prys-Jones April 2018 1 years 100% 100%
Co-opted Governor Rev Kaushal David April 2018 1 years 67% 67%
Clerk to the Governors Mrs N Coupland June 2008 11 years 100% 100%

Governors’ Roles in Other Schools:  Reverend Kaushal David is a Governor at another local school

Governors’ Business Interests:  None

Governors’ Financial Interests:  None

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