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



Sue Porteus

Chair of Governors

 Child Protection/Safeguarding/Literacy/EGPS/Finance/Equality &Diversity

Geoff Bush

Vice Chair of Governors

 Health & Safety/Wider Curriculum/Finance

Danny Fawcett

Associate Governor


Beverley Peat

Co-opted Governor

 Pupil Premium

Mary Foster

Co-opted  Governor


Izzy Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor


Sarah Stockdale

Governor (Parent)


Julie Walker

Governor (Parent)


Richard Linsley


 Child Protection /Safeguarding/Finance/Curriculum

Jean Stewart

Staff Governor

 Child Protection/Safeguarding/ Curriculum/Pupil Premium/Maths/Finance/Science

Sarah Eddowes

Co-opted Governor



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 Governor Information and Duties18/19
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