St Bartholomew's CofE Vc Primary School

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Princess Way Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire DY13 0EL

01299 823 454

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School Governors

Each school in the state system has a Governing Body.  The Governing Body at St Bartholomew's plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Head teacher and her Senior Leadership Team.  The main aim of a Governing Body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all the pupils in its care.  'Our' governors have an excellent knowledge of the school  before and after school.  As members of the local community they are ambitious for all the children within the school and take their responsibility for the strategic direction of the school very seriously.

 What do the governors do?

 The governing body has 3 main roles:

  1.  To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading. This is achieved by approving plans and policies written by the Head, and discussing how best to use resources.

  2. To act as a critical friend and to challenge the school leadership

  3. To ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community and to the staff it employs.

The governing body meets in full once each term. The members are shared between five sub committees, these are Achievements and Standards, Finance, Premises, Staffing and Pastoral; these committees also meet once each term. Governors also work with the head teacher to write draft policy documents and analyse statistics from national test results.

The governing body will seek the views of staff, parents and children on certain issues e.g. school meal provision, through the use of questionnaires. These views are valued and help the governors to formulate plans for the future of the school.

To keep their knowledge and skills up to scratch governors attend at least 2 to 3 training sessions each year. These take place in the evening or at the weekend.

What do the governors not do?

The Head is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school.


If you would like to find out more about governors and their duties please look at the government website


Chair of Governors - Mrs Suzie Powell

Vice Chair of Governors - Mr Peter Evans

The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01299 823454 or by emailing


St. Bartholomew's C of E VC Primary School

Governing Body Constitution:




Term Start

Term End



Co-opted governors





Mr Peter Evans

15 Feb 2018

14 Feb 2022



Mr David Knott

14 Sep 2017

13 Sep 2021



Mrs Suzy Powell

15 Sep 2016

14 Sep 2020



Ms Julia Williams

 16 Dec 2018

 stepped down

07 April 2019




Ian James

 1 Sept 2019









Foundation governors





Miss Susan Matthews

25 Jan 2016

24 Jan 2020








Parent governors





Carly Kendrick

06 Dec 2018

 05 Dec 2022













Staff governors





Mr Michael Goodall

16 Jul 2015

term ended

15 Jul 2019



 Mrs Laura Graham

 Sept 2019




Foundation Ex-Officio





Rev Mark Turner






St. Bartholomew's C of E VC Primary School

Instrument of Government:


Governor Responsibilities:

Safeguarding - Suzy Powell

SEND - Rev. Mark Turner

Health and Safety - David Knott

Early Years - Sue Matthews

Declarations of Interest

Governor Meeting  Attendance 

Governor Training

Our governors take their responsibilities very seriously and governor training is a priority. All governor training is logged on the SAET Governor Hub.

SAET Governor Documentation

Please click on the links below to view relevant SAET Governor information

SAET Terms of Reference

SAET Articles of Association

SAET Scheme of Delegation