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The Governing Body has an essential role in ensuring that the school fulfils its obligations to meet National Standards by providing a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils, as well as operating within the financial, legal and health and safety expectations of the Department of Education.

They consist of a cross section of representatives of those who have an interest in the correct operation of a school to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Each Governing Body membership therefore comprises representatives from the staff, parents, community and Local Authority.

From September 2020, the Governing Body will meet two times each term

Governors also act as a ‘critical friend’ of the school by offering advice and challenge to ensure the statutory functions of the school are met. The Headteacher and staff are directed by the Governing Body to implement policy and procedures daily and in the longer term.

Our Governing Body consists of:

NameDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeCategoryRoleBusiness and Financial InterestsAttendance Record 2018-2019Attendance Record 2019-2020Attendance Record 2020-2021Attendance Record 2021-2022
Anderson, Rebecca 8.10.19 to 7.10.23Co-optedEducation Lead Pupil PremiumNone
Parent in School
Appleton, Owen31.10.1931.10.19 to 31.10.23Parent Parent in School 6/75/86/7
Cooper, Nyssa31.10.1931.10.19 to 31.10.23Parent Parent in School 6/78/85/7
Dean, Peter1.7.16   Headteacher8/88/88/87/7
Gemma King 21/09/22 21/09/23 Clerk to Governors 8/87/88/82/2
Francis, Jo12.12.1612.12.16 to 11.12.20Co-optedChair of Governors
Mike Woodhams 15/07/2215/07/23Teacher Staff GovernorNoneN/AN/A N/A3/3
Harrowing, Steve 8.10.19 to 7.10.23ParentSafeguarding School Sport PremiumNone
Parent in School
West, Karen to 7.2.21LAHR and PMNone
Parent in school
7/8  7/8 8/84/7
Hannah Howard 01/09/2201/09/23Staff Deputy HeadNoneN/AN/A N/A4/4
Overton, John31.10.1931.10.19 to 31.10.23Co-opted Parish Councillor 4/75/84/7
Vasilakos, Nicolas31.10.1931.10.19 to 31.10.23Co-opted None 5/75/85/7

None of our governors have governance roles in other educational institutions. None of our governors have declared material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Contact Details for The Chair of Governors:

Mrs Jo Francis

Poringland Primary School and Nursery, The Footpath, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7RF