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Welcome to the School Governing Body.

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to running of the school is highly valued.

The governing body cover two primary schools:

  • Sandford Primary School (a Community School)
  • Winscombe Primary School (a Community School)

The Governance Board has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction by:

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of vision, values and objectives for the schools
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability by:

  • Appointing the executive headteacher
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the schools and progress towards agreed target
  • Performance managing the executive headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Overseeing financial performance:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

The Governing Body

The Chair of our Governing Body is Mr John Fowler.

To contact our Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk to the Governors (Dinah Hill-Adams) via

NameRoleDate AppointedTerm of OfficeDate Stepped DownAppointed ByRelevant Business and
Pecuniary Interests
Attendance Record
John FowlerChair of Governors
Finance / Wellbeing for All Link Governor / Co-opted Governor
01/12/20214 Years6/7
Belinda HancockSafeguarding, Pupil Premium, Sports Pupil Premium & Looked After Children and Climate Change Link Governor / Parent Governor01/12/20214 Years7/7
Ian ChadwickPhonics & Reading Link Governor / Parent Governor01/12/20214 Years7/7
Andrea MuxworthyStaff Governor01/12/20214 Years7/7
Ina-Maria BamfordDeputy Chair of Governors
Speech, Language & Communication and Climate Change Link Governor / Co-Opted Governor
01/12/20214 Years5/7
Sven BassettSEND and Health & Safety Link Governor / Co-Opted Governor01/12/20214 Years7/7
Angie StevensCo-Opted Governor01/12/20214 Years7/7
Christopher LeeCo-Opted Governor24/09/2019Resigned/Retired17/01/20233/7
Lorna RichardsonExecutive Head Teacher01/09/20205/6

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