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The Governing Body


The Instrument of Government states that the Governing Body shall consist of the following:

3 Parent Governors, LA Governor, Headteacher, Staff Governor and 4 Co-Opted Governors.

The Governing Body of Belswains Primary School is committed to assist the Headteacher and all staff in providing a safe, happy and all inclusive environment in which to deliver the best possible education for our children.

To assist with our aims, school links have been established between Governors and Staff


The Governing Body operates the following sub-committees;-

  • Resources – dealing with Finance, Premises, Staff Pay and Conditions
  • Strategic – dealing with all curriculum related activities


Working Parties are set up as and when the need arises:

  • Pupil Premium and Vulnerable Groups Working Party – ensuring Pupil Premium funding is spent to the best advantage and monitoring results against expenditure


Governor Type Name of Governor Committee School Link
Parent Governor Mrs Lucy Warner Strategic R.E.
Parent Governor Mrs Lucy Ashford Strategic D & T  and Website Audit
Associate Governor Mrs Karen Yilmaz Strategic, Resources, Pupil Premium  
LA Governor Miss Sue Cutler (Chair) Resource, Strategic ( Chair), Pupil Premium EYFS, SEN and CLA , CP, Sch Travel Plan,



Headteacher Mrs Neysa Claridge Resource, Strategic, Pupil Premium  
Staff Governor Ms Sarah Schembri Resource, Pupil Premium  
 Co-Opted Governor – Parent  Mrs Cassandra O’Neill  Resources  Computing and BSA link
Co-Opted Governor – Community Mr Alan Craig Resource (Chair), Pupil Premium  History and Sports Premium
Co-Opted Governor – Staff Mrs Allison Culley Strategic  
Co-Opted Governor – Parent Mrs Suzanne Uezzell Strategic , Pupil Premium   Governor Training & Development
Co-Opted Governor – Community Mr Idris Foster-Edwards ( Vice Chair) Resource, Strategic, Chair of Disciplinary, Pupil Premium Health & Safety, Sch Council, Disciplinary Panel


The Approved Minutes of governing body meetings  are available, upon request, from the school office.


The Governing Body undertakes an Annual Survey of all parents/carers to obtain their views on the performance of the school.  Governors are available at all other times to listen to concerns or views of parents/carers and can be contacted via the school office.


The Chair of Governors and Headteacher send out an annual review letter to parents at the end of each academic year .


Attendance Of Governing Body Members

       Please click on link above to see last years attendance at Governors meetings