Governors

Who are we?

The Governing Body of the Federation consists of parents, staff and members of the community of both schools and a representative of the Local Authority

What do we do?

Governors play an important role in raising standards through four main areas:

  • Overseeing the strategic direction of the Federation in order to support the raising of standards;
  • Ensuring the accountability to all stakeholders for the Federation’s overall performance and for decisions taken by the Governing body;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of both schools in the Federation in relation to priorities and targets;
  • Making sure that we constructively challenge, acting as a ‘Critical Friend’ as well as supporting the Executive Headteacher, the Senior Leadership Team and all members of the staff team.

Through this strategic leadership and accountability, Governors of the Federation allow the Executive Headteacher and staff to focus on the day to day management of both schools.

The Federation Governing Body appoints the Executive Headteacher of the schools and can be involved in the appointment of other staff. It is the Governing Body that holds the main responsibility for financial management but works closely with the Executive Headteacher and the School Business Manager in making decisions about the best use of the resources available

Register of Interests Sept 2023

NAME 

GOVERNOR  

CATEGORY 

INTEREST 

TERM OF OFFICE 

Sebastian Bowen 

 

LA Governor 

Chair of Welcome to Our Future (WTOF) 

Governor of St Laurence C of E Primary July 2023 

Governor of Kingsland C of E Primary school 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sept 2025 

Paul Mulligan 

Co-opted Governor 

No interests to declare 

14 Sept 2023 

14 Sept 2027 

Claire Bufton 

 

Co-opted Governor 

Employed at Shobdon Primary School 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sept 2025 

Mary Freeman 

Executive Headteacher 

Employed at Luston and Shobdon Primary Schools Federation 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sep 2025 

Noel McGivern 

Co-opted Governor 

No interests to declare 

03 July 2023 

03 July 2027 

Elizabeth Connolly 

Co-opted Governor 

Self employed (Ambrey Archaeology) 

Member of Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sept 2025 

Caroline Williams 

Co-opted Governor 

Self employed farmer 

Treasurer of Teme Valley Young Farmers 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sept 2025 

Helen Jones 

 

Co-opted Governor 

Employed at Rushbury C of E Primary School 

01 Sept 2021 

01 Sept 2025 

Adam Scott 

Co-opted Governor 

No interests to declare 

20 Sept 2023

20 Sept 2027

Rhiannon Thomas 

Staff Governor 

Employed at Luston and Shobdon Primary Schools Federation 

 

01 Feb 2023 

01 Feb 2027 

Jessica Aitken

Parent Governor

CAMBIAN REGISTERED MANAGER

16 Nov 2023

16 Nov 2027

Lyndsey Pearson

Parent Governor

Luston Parish Playground group 

Employee of Acorns Children’s hospice 

16 Nov 2023

16 Nov 2027

Ofsted quotes:

“The Governing Body has a clear and accurate grasp of the strengths and priorities for the school.”– May 2018

 

“The governors are very committed to the school. They played an effective part in the creation of the federation so that the transition was smooth for pupils, parents and staff. – December 2018

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