Governors

Welcome to our Governor section.

 

What is a Governor?

School Governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of Governors, together they are called the Governing Body.

School Governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the LA, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience, but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body. For example, parent governors do not represent the parents at the school and do not report back to them.

 

How are Governors chosen?

  • Parent Governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school
  • Staff Governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
  • Community Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent community interests
  • Authority Governors (LA): appointed by the local authority
  • Sponsor Governors: discretionary category appointed by the governing body from individuals who have made significant (financial) contributions to the school
  • Associate members (not Governors): appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience.

 

What do Governors do?

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school’s finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay

 

How can I become a Governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school Governor you can contact Mrs Berry, School Administrator to see if there are any vacancies or look out for application forms that will be sent home when there is an election for Parent Governor.

More information is available at:

www.education.gov.uk/…/categories-and-roles-of-school-governors

 

Annual Governance Statement

Please click on the link below to view the current Annual Governance Statement for the governing body of our school:

Annual Governance Statement September 2015

 

Information on our School’s Governors

 

GovernorRole and TermCommitteesBusiness and Financial InterestsOther Governance Roles
Helen WardHelen Ward
Chairperson

Co-opted
18/2/2020

hward@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Standards and Attainment
Buildings, Health & Safety
Pay
Complaints
Pupil Discipline
Chair of Launceston Swimming Club, husband is Principal of a MAT, parent of a child at the schoolChair, Duchy Academy Trust Board
I am Chair of Governors, with 1 child currently attending Lewannick Community Primary School. I have an employment background in education, and support the School in maintaining high expectations in standards of teaching and learning. Primarily my role within the Governing Body is to consider Communication, Language and Literacy, Pupil Premium and Data Analysis. However I also get the opportunity to attend School Council meetings, visit each class and have the privilege of meeting your fantastic children.

Matthew KingdonMatthew Kingdon
Safeguarding

Co-opted
11/2/2018

mkingdon@lewannick.net
Standards and Attainment
Buildings, Health & Safety
Pay
Appeals
Complaints
Pupil Discipline
Parent of children at the school
I’m Matthew Kingdon, with two boys at Lewannick Primary School who have both come up through Lewannick’s Pre-school.

I have Governor responsibilities for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Safeguarding, and within the curriculum I have the responsibility for Physical Education. I have many years experience in Safeguarding with a more recent specialism in Safeguarding Children.

I look to bring my employment skills to my role as Governor to ensure the highest levels of awareness and practice in the School. I look forward to my SEN role together will all my Governor responsibilities and spending time in a fantastic place with brilliant children.
Claire BoundyClaire Boundy
Early Years Foundation Stage

Parent
22/10/2017

cboundy@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Pay
Complaints
Partner is a plumber, parent of children at the school
I have 2 children here at Lewannick School and have been a governor here since 2013.  I  feel it's so important to support the school and to have an input at such a key time of my children's lives.

I have governor responsibilities for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and thoroughly enjoy being part of the school.  I work as a Human Resources Officer, and endeavour to bring these skills into the school to incorporate these into my role as chair of the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have experience of recruitment, performance management, absence management, organisational development and aim to support the school as much as I can.
Adrian BrownAdrian Brown
Health and Safety

Parent
22/10/2017

abrown@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Buildings, Health & Safety
Appeals
Director of Computer Company, parent of children at the school
I'm Adrian Brown and have 2 children at Lewannick School.  I have been on the governing body since 2013.

I have the governor responsibilities of Buildings, Health and Safety also within the cirriculum I cover ICT and Music. I feel it is important to be able to actively support the school.
Ben Towe
Ben Towe
Head Teacher

head@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Standards and Attainment
Buildings, Health & Safety
Headteacher, partner is a teacherBoard Member, Duchy Academy Trust Board
I’m Ben Towe and I am currently Headteacher. I have worked at the school for nearly 18 years, first as a newly qualified teacher with Years 2, 3 and 4 and more recently, as teacher of Years 5 and 6 (Trewortha Class). I have also been a governor for the last 13 years, continuing with this role as Headteacher.

I am really proud to work at Lewannick School. It is a job I love and I am very fortunate to have such a supportive group of pupils, parents, staff and governors to work with. The future is a challenging and exciting one and one which I look forward to with great enthusiasm.
Stephanie Cook
Staff

Co-opted Staff
9/9/2017

scook@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Standards and Attainment
Member of staff
I'm Stephanie Cook and am the Assistant Headteacher. I have been working at Lewannick School since 2006. I currently teach in Fox Class (Reception). I lead EYFS and KS1, including Phonics and manage CPD for support staff. I recently qualified as a Licensed Thrive practitioner. I am currently studying for the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership), a post-graduate qualification. I really enjoy my job and feel very fortunate to work where I do. We have a lovely school, set in a beautiful place, amongst a strong and supportive community and I look forward to realising the many exciting developments currently unfolding.
Paul WatersPaul Waters
Staff

Co-opted Staff
4/11/2018

pwaters@lewannick.net
Standards and AttainmentMember of staff, partner is Director of a Vet Practice
I work in both Kilmar and Trewortha classes as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.   I also help run the school website, and deal with other day-to-day IT issues.

Previously, I have worked as an IT Systems Management Specialist and as a Firefighter.

I really enjoy working at our wonderful school!
Tony PottertonTony Potterton


Co-opted
9/10/2020

tpotterton@lewannick.net
Standards and Attainment
Pay
Pupil Discipline
Adviser to Global Learning Programme
I have been involved with the staff and pupils at Lewannick over the last few years in the development of teaching and learning. During this time I have become familiar with the school and fully support its ethos, educational aims and methods of achieving them. My background is in education at all levels, in UK and overseas, and I hope this will enable me to make a positive contribution to the work of the school.
Emily Dawes


Co-opted
23/11/2020

emdawes@lewannick.net
Standards and Attainment
Neil Helson


Co-opted
14/3/2021

nhelson@lewannick.net
Staffing and Finance
Pay
Appeals

 

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