Welcome to the Governors’ Section

At Alverton Community Primary, the Governing Body is made up of 13 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



Jean Stewart

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/Pupil Premium/Early Reading & Phonics

Geoff Bush

Vice Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

 Health & Safety/Finance

Sue Porteus


 Literacy/Finance/Equality & Diversity/Wider Curriculum

Danny Fawcett

Associate Governor


Beverley Peat

Co-opted Governor

 Safeguarding/Pupil Premium

Mary Foster

Co-opted  Governor


Izzy Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor


Michael Rolfe

Governor (Parent)


Sharon Parker

Governor (Parent)


Ruth Hawkes

Governor (Parent)

 Creative Curriculum / Inclusion/Wellbeing

Lee Matravers



Sarah Eddowes

Staff Governor


Katey Lacey

Associate Governor

Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding/Pupil Premium/Attendance


There will now be ten full Governing Body meetings each year, usually one each month 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 Improvement 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. We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted (non-parent) member of the Governing Body – April 2022.

If you wish to read any Governing Body minutes then they are available through the school office. If you would like to take copies to read, then photocopying charges will be made in line with our Charging and Remissions policy.

Governor Information 22/23

Governor Information 2022 (1) update (1)

Click here to view Governor Information and Duties20/21

Click here to view Governor Information and Duties19/20
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