Role of the Board of Governors

The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement.

Its duties include:

• setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
• the school budget
• reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
• appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The Governing Body is made up of:
• parents governors (elected by parents)
• staff representatives (elected by school staff)
• local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
• community governors (appointed by the governing body​​)
  • Chair of Governors - Sam Ward

  • Vice Chair - Jo Avery

  • Head Teacher - Jane Bassett

Committee Membership

  • Jane Bassett – Head Teacher

  • Vacant, Chair – Co-opted

  • Liz Roberts – Local Authority

  • Sam Ward – Co-opted

  • Chantelle Mashiter – Co-opted

  • Richard Rainbow – Co-opted

  • Jackie Dawes – Staff Non-teaching

  • Jo Avery - Co-opted

  • Andy Corry - Parent

  • Heather Cookson - Parent

All Governors can be contacted via the School Office or emailed at:

Updated July 2018


Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School
Coronation Road
Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 1TX

Phone: 01626 216300

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