Governors

Welcome to the Eastover Governors page

The Governors of Eastover Community Primary School are all committed volunteers who work to ensure each pupil at the school makes the very best progress and that the school is managed and led as effectively as possible.  The Governors come from a range of backgrounds but share a commitment to support and challenge the school in its work.

Governors undertake a training programme and regularly visit the school.

What does a governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

 The role of the governing board is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

* set the aims and objectives for the school

* set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

* set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

* monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

* be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher 

 Becoming a governor 

If you would like to be part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and play an important role in the strategic running of the school, please contact the school office.

 

 

Structure of Eastover Primary School Board of Governors

The board is split into 2 committees which are the Curriculum and Community Committee and the Business Committee. Both committees and the whole board of governors meet regularly throughout the year.

Responsibilities of the committees and the board of governors are detailed in the terms of reference and standing orders below:

List of governors

Category

Name

Who appointed governor 

Committee

Roles

Terms of office start date

Terms of office end date

Register of Interests

Clerk

 

 

Mrs L Searle

 

 

N/A 

All

Clerk to Governors

01/10/2013

 

 

Co-opted

 

Mrs Alison Monteith

 

Board of governors 

Business Committee

 Pay Review Panel (chair)

 

Chair of Governors

Chair of Business committee

 

27/02/17

26/02/2021

South West Audit Partnership

 

 

Co-opted

Mrs Beryl Cockerell

 

 Board of governors

Curriculum and Community Committee

 Pay Review Panel

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum and Community Committee

21/04/2017

20/04/2021

 

Co-opted

 

Mrs Jo Larson

 

Board of governors 

Business Committee

Training Governor

01/09/2013

31/08/2017

 Employee at Eastover

Co-opted

 

Mrs Samantha Hurford

 

Board of governors 

Curriculum & Community Committee

 

 

SEND Governor

06/10/2014

05/10/2018

 Employee at Eastover

Co-opted

 

Mrs Amanda Biddiscombe

 

 Board of governors

Business Committee

 

Pay Review Panel

 

18/05/2015

17/05/2019

Wilko Stores

 Co-opted

 

Mr Kevin Granville 

 

 

Board of governors

 Business Committee

 

23/05/16 

22/05/20 

Sunelec

 Co-opted

Mrs Caroline Barton 

Board of governors

 

Business Committee 

Health and Safety Governor 

 

25/09/2017 

24/09/2021 

 

Elected Parent

Mrs Eimante Simonelyte

 

Elected unopposed by parent body 

Curriculum and Community Committee

EAL

Governor

12/12/2016

11/12/2020

  

 Elected Parent

Mrs Keri James 

Elected unopposed by parent body 

 

 Curriculum & Community Committee

 Pupil Premium Governor

12/12/2016 

11/12/2020 

 

Elected Staff

Ms Bev Alcock

 

Elected unopposed by staff body 

Curriculum & Community Committee

 

13/09/2015

12/09/2019

 

Head Teacher

Ms Nicola Darby

 

 N/A

All

 

01/01/2013

 

 

Co-opted 

 Mrs Julie Cook

Board of governors 

Curriculum & Community Committee

 

 Vice-Chair

Safeguarding

21/02/2012 

Stepped down 12/12/2016 

 

Meeting agendas and minutes
Curriculum and Community Committee
Business Committee
 
 
Governor Attendance
 
Governors are expected to attend 9 meetings a year, 5 of which are the full board of governor meetings and 4 are the committee meetings to which the governors are assigned. The governor attendance sheet for the 2015/16 school year is attached below.

T. 01278 422693 E. office@eastover.somerset.sch.uk

Eastover Primary School, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5EX