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About the Governors 

School governing boards have three core functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Poverest Primary School Governors are:

Mr S Murphy

Chair of Governors

Term of Office 25/11/18- 24/11/22

Co-opted Governor All Committees

Mrs S Weeks

Ex Officio member

Head Teacher

All Committees

Mr K Graham

Term of Office 01/10/15- 30/09/19

Parent Governor
Safeguarding Lead Governor

Achievement and Standards, Safety, Behaviour and Community and Resources  Committee

Mr S Haylen

Term of Office 11/11/16- 10/11/20

Parent Governor


Achievement and Standards Committee, Safety, Behaviour and Community Committee (Chair)

Mr G Martin

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Term of Office 23/03/17-


Co-opted Governor


Resources Committee (Chair)

Mrs A Willis

Term of Office 9/05/18 -


Parent Governor

Governor with responsibility for SEN

Resources Committee

Mr T Baughan

Term of Office 1/05/18 -


Parent Governor Safety, Behaviour and Community Committee

Mr M Parker

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Term of Office

12/06/18- 11/06/2022

Co-opted Governor

Health & Safety Governor

Achievement and Standards Committee  

Mrs C Dale

Term of Office

18/09/18- 17/09/2022

Staff Governor Standards Committee

Mrs P Baines

Term of Office

18/10/18- 17/10/2022

Co-opted Governor


Standards Committee


Mrs S Tysall

Term of Office

18/010/18- 17/010/2022

Co-opted Governor

Standards Committee and Safety Behaviour and Community Committee


Mrs J Nemeth

Term of Office

28/03/2019 -27/03/2023

Local Authority Governor Resources Committee

Mrs T Bellsham

Term of Office


Associate Member of the Governing Body

Former Governors    

Mrs S Reed

Term of Office 13/10/15-

Resigned 20/07/18

Staff Governor  


The Clerk to the Governing Body is Miss K Lewis.

Types of Governor:
Co-opted - appointed by the Governing Board
Local Authority - nominated by the Local Authority
Parent - elected by parents
Staff - elected by staff

Associate members:
Individuals who the governing body feel would contribute to its work. Appointed by the governing body as members of committees or to particular roles