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Welcome to the Governors' section!

At Alverton Community Primary, the Governing Body is made up of 12 governors including the Headteacher. Some are elected by parents, some are appointed by the Local Education Authority and some are co-opted by the Governing Body because of their interests, skill or experience. 
The Governors work in partnership with the Head and the staff of the school. As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their main responsibilities are:

  • establishing the aims and policies of the school
  • to agree and allocate the school’s budget
  • to agree the school’s curriculum policy including the provision of religious education, special needs and sex education
  • the appointment of staff
  • the school’s organisation and discipline policy
Governing Body Roles Responsibilities
Izzy Wilkinson Chair of Governors Child Protection/Safeguarding
Penny Schofield Vice Chair of Governors SEN/Gifted and Talented
Theresa Brentnall  Co-opted Governor Training/Numeracy/Finance
Sue Porteus Co-opted Governor Equality and Diversity
Mary Foster Co-opted  Governor Health and Safety
Geoff Bush LA Governor ICT
Wendi New Co-opted Governor Creative Arts
Sarah Stockdale Governor (Parent) Literacy
Julie Walker Governor (Parent) Health and Safety
Richard Linsley Headteacher Child Protection /Safeguarding/ Finance
Jean Stewart Staff Governor  Child Protection /Safeguarding/ Curriculum
Sarah Eddowes Co-opted Governor  SEND/Attendance


This year the way in which the Governing Body arranges its meetings has changed. There will now be six full Governing Body meetings each year, one each half term and the majority of business will be conducted at these meetings. Panels of Governors will deal with duties such as the performance management of the Head Teacher. All meetings are minuted by the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Mandy Lambert.

In addition governors may take on monitoring roles in school, for example, Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding or an aspect of the School Development Plan. Governors attend training sessions to keep up to date with changes in schools and education. They visit school regularly to meet with the Head Teacher, members of staff and pupils. Experience in education, finance, personnel, management and health are valuable to the Governing Body, however, the key attributes that Governors need are time, enthusiasm and an interest in education. 

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the Head Teacher or Clerk to Governors.

Click here to view our Governors' Register of Interests

Click here to view The Annual Governance Statement

Click here to view Role of Chair of Governors

Click here to view Role of Vice Chair of Governors

Click here to view Role of Governor

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