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Board of Governors.

As of 6th June 2016 The Bay CE Primary School and Niton Primary School formally federated as two schools.

Both schools will continue to operate as they always have, keeping their individual identities and ethos; the only change currently being the structure of the Governing Board. No longer will there a Governing Board for both schools, now there will be one overarching Governing Board that oversees both schools.

The new Federated Governing Board will consist of 18 governors, made up of: 4 Foundation Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Executive Headteacher and 9 Co – opted Governors. All of the governors bring with them a variety of skills and experience that will enable the Federated Governing Board to undertake its responsibility of ‘holding both schools in their accountability to all stakeholders.’

About our school Governors.

Governors are strategic leaders within schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.  Good schools need good governors.  

Governing bodies have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.                          

As a governor, you will be expected to:

  • Attend governing body meetings.
  • Prior to meetings read all relevant paperwork and prepare any questions. 
  • Visits into school.
  • Support with special projects.
  • Support with staff recruitment.
  • Reviewing policies and the school’s budget.
  • Have a commitment and interest in our children’s future and improving educational outcomes.
  • Have the ability to assimilate information, make judgments and take decisions.
  • Have good inter-personal skills and the ability to work as a team.
  • Parent Governors – elected by other parents; they have a child in the school.
  • Staff Governors – elected by other members of Staff.
  • Local Authority (LA) Governors – recommended by the LA.
  • Co-opted Governors – chosen by the existing Governing Board.

The strength of a governing board lies in its ability to attract and rely upon members from a wide variety of backgrounds, share out the duties amongst its members, and be able to take decisions as a group. Your governing body will have an induction process for new governors. There is also plenty of training available locally covering all aspects of governance. Being a school governor can be a very rewarding role. 

All Governors serve a term of office of up to four years. The start date can be at any time in the academic year.

Our Current Governing Board.

Questions to the Governing Board should be made through the office email address:

All our Governors have voting rights on all our committees.


Forename Surname Category Appointed Expiry
Ian Lovell Foundation (Chair) 06/06/2016 01/06/2020
Duncan Mills Executive Headteacher 06/06/2016 01/06/2020
Sally Jones Co-opted 06/06/2016 01/06/2020
John Poerscout-Edgerton  Co-opted 24/04/2018 24/04/2022
Anna Payne Staff 06/06/2016 01/06/2020
Carolyn Corbett Foundation 06/06/2016 01/06/2020
Jonathan  Hall Foundation 28/08/2018 28/08/2022
Julie Sutch Local Authority  06/06/2016 01/06/2020
Mark  Williams Foundation 12/09/2017 01/06/2020
Ria Allan Co-opted 24/04/2018 24/04/2022
Sarah  McCarthy-Fry Co-opted 24/04/2018 24/04/2022
Alison Beane  Co-opted 24/04/2018 24/04/2022
Vicki  Sitch Co-opted 17/10/2017 01/06/2020
Katie Walker-Green  Parent 22/05/2018 22/05/2022

Governing Board Meetings.

For copies of the minutes of any of the Governing Board meetings please contact the Clerk to the Governors,  or call us on 01983 403284 and we will arrange for a copy to be issued.

Please click here to view Governor Pecuniary & Business Interests.

Please click here to view Governor attendance for September 2017 – September 2018.

Please click here to view the Structure of the Governing Board.

Please click here to view the Governors Allowances.

Please click here to view an up to date record of governor training.


Please click here to view our Cornerstone Federation website.