Our Governors

The School Governors delegate the daily management of the school to the Head Teacher, but they are ultimately responsible for the effective and efficient running of the school.
They meet regularly and are involved in decisions about the curriculum, the budget, the recruitment and selection of staff, the maintenance and improvement of the premises and also discipline.

The Governing Board has three main responsibilities

  • To ensure there is clarity of vision and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of the staff: and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school making sure its money is well spent

In September 2015, all Governing Boards were reconstituted under the revised regulations published in 2012. The revised regulations allow for more flexibility in the way Governing Bodies are made up, providing a more skills based approach to the appointment of school Governors as well as promoting smaller and more active Governing Boards.

We worked in partnership with the Local Authority, Gloucester Diocese and the Lady Downe Charity who are Trustees to the school to ensure the reconstitution ran smoothly without impacting on the work undertaken by members of the Governing Board. As of 1st March 2015 the number of Parent, Local Authority and Staff Governors will reduce in line with the 2012 regulations. 

  • Local Authority Governors are nominated by the local Authority but appointed by the Governing Board.
  • Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board, their term of office is 3 years.
  • Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school.
  • Foundation Governors are appointed by Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with the Upton St Leonards Parochial Church Council.
  • The Head Teacher is a member of the Governing Board by virtue of their office.
  • Staff Governors are elected by the school staff.
  • Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Board, they are NOT Governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed. 

The Governing Body (reconstituted as of 1st March 2015) is as follows:

Chair of Governors

Mr N Eley Local Authority Governor - Safeguarding Governor - Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee - Curriculum and Finance Committee Member -Appointed 17/10/2016 - Term of Office 3 Years - Declarations of Interest - NONE

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr T Smith Associate Governor - Chair of Finance Committee - Appointed 04/12/2018 -Declarations of Interest - NONE

Co-opted Governor

Mrs S Denholme-Parker Pay and Personnel Committee Member - Appointed 05/12/2017 - Term of Office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Co-opted Governor

Mrs C Eley Appointed 06/02/2018 - Term of Office 3 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Co-opted Governor 

Mr D Locke Appointed 06/02/2018 - Term of Office 3 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Co-opted Governor

Mr E Thorne Appointed 04/12/2018 - Term of Office 3 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Parent Governor

Mrs C Woodland Curriculum Committee Member - Elected/Appointed 12/05/2017 - Term of office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Parent Governor

Mr K Gwilliam Curriculum and Finance Committee Member - Elected/Appointed 23/06/2017 - Term of office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Parent Governor

Mr S Bircher  Buildings and Grounds Committee - Appointed 04/02/2019 --- Declarations of Interest NONE

Foundation Governor

Mrs G Howell Appointed by Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education - Pay and Personnel Committee Member - Appointed 08/11/2018 - Term of Office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Foundation Governor 

Mrs S Kent  Appointed by Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education - Pay and Personnel and Curriculum Committee Member - Appointed 04/10/2016 - Term of Office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Staff Governor

Miss S Daly  Acting Head Teacher, Staff Governor - A Member of all committees as Ex Officio - Declarations of Interest - NONE

Staff Governor

Mrs K Wood Appointed 21/04/2015 - Term of Office 4 Years --- Declarations of Interest - NONE

Clerk to Governors

Mrs M Reynolds Clerk to Governors