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Our Governing Body

Please click here to see Benfield Primary Governors' attendance during the year 2015-2016

Former Governors

In the past 12 months, we have also had the following members:



Appointed by

App. date

Term of office

Date left office

Attendance 2014/15

Sarah Mansfield-Osbourne Parent Parents 23.10.2013 23.10.2013 - 22.10-2017 27.07.2016 100%
Rose Wisdom Associate (NV) Governing Body 26.03.2014 26.03.2014 – 25.03.2016 23.07.2015 100%
Neema Shah Community Governing Body 04.12.2013 04.12.2013 – 03.12.2017 24.03.2015 20%
Brian Jones Community Governing Body 04.09.2009 18.09.2013 –17.09.2017 24.03.2015 80%
Maggie Symes Community Governing Body 11.10.2012 11.10.2012 – 10.10.2015 24.03.2015 60%
Jessica Hamilton Parent Parents 01.09.2012 01.09.2012 – 31.08.2016 23.07.2015 86%
Nicholas Hallett Parent Parents 26.10.2012 26.10.2012 – 25.10.2016 24.03.2015 0%
Jackie Hudson Local Authority Local Authority 01.03.2012 01.03.2012 – 29.02.2016 24.03.2015 40%
Beverley Crowter Staff Staff 21.01.2012 21.01.2012 – 20.01.2016 24.03.2015 60%

Register of interests

The register of interests is updated annually at the first full governing body meeting on in the school year. Click below for the current register:

What do school governors do?

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.

becoming a school governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors for more information.

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