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 including premises; health and safety, maintenance, school grounds and premises improvement

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

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 fulfil their potential. We are all committed to making a real difference to education for the children who attend our school.

Yours sincerely

Christine Payne Photograph

Christine Payne
Chair of Governors

 Appointment  Name  Date of Appointment  Term of Office

Attendance FGB

x 3 meetings

Sept 19 -Sept 20

Attendance Sub Committee

x 3 meetings

Sept 19- Sept 20 

Head Teacher Miss R Godwin January 2006 14 years 100% 100%
Chair of Governors

Mrs Christine Payne

plus chair of Head Teacher Performance

June 2011 9 years 100% 100%
LA Governor

Mrs V Clarke

Vice Chair

Chair of Curriculum  

Safeguarding/SEND Governor

January 2000 21 years 100% 100%
Staff Governor Miss C Hughes January 2021      
Co-opted Governor Mrs T Davies September 2004 16 years 100% 100%
Parent  Governor Mr L Turney November 2019 1  years 100% 100%
Parent Governor

Mr I Horne

Health and Safety/Forest Schools link

September 2020      
Parent Governor Mr L Mitchell September 2020      
Co-opted Governor Mrs M Knight December 2020      
Co-opted Governor

Rev Kaushal David

Chair of Finance and Resources

April 2018 3 years 100% 100%
Clerk to the Governors Mrs N Coupland June 2008 12 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

School Employees with a Gross Income of £100,0000+: None

Schools Financial Benchmarking for Stanbridge Lower School

Autumn 2020 Letter from Chair of Governors

2019 Newsletter-Governors-Report-for-Parents (1)

Governor Privacy Notice