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About Us


The team of Governors at Poverest Primary School is committed to promoting the best possible educational experience for every pupil at our school.

Our main role is to be a 'critical friend' to the school. The Governing Board's key functions are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The work of the Governing Board is supported by two main committees:

  • Behaviour for Learning, Safeguarding and Community which is responsible for teaching and learning, well-being, safeguarding  and communication with parents and the wider community.
  • Resources which is responsible for finance, staffing and premises.

These committees normally meet once every term and report to the Full Governing Board which meets at least 4 times a year.


Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060