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 - Andy Corry Safeguarding

  • Vice Chair - Jo Avery Finance

Committee Membership

  • Jane Bassett – Acting Head Teacher

  • Liz Roberts – Local Authority Sports Premium Curriculum

  • Richard Rainbow – Co-opted Premises, Security and H & S

  • Jackie Dawes – Staff Non-teaching Family & Community links

  • Sharon Vaughan - Co-opted Pupil Premium

  • Heather Cookson - Parent Data & Assessment/School Improvement

  • Christine Candlish - Co-opted 

  • James Wadham - Co-opted 

  • Tom Cartwright - Parent 

Governors Leads and Responsibilities 2021

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

Updated September 2020


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

Phone: 01626 216300

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