The Governing Board

To find out more about each of our Governors, click on their image below to see their pen portrait.

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Faye Nimmo
Laura Hernandez
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Christine Marsh
Peter Lewis-Cole
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Adam Hodgess
Kate Timony
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Pamela Renouf
Jim Barnecott
Ash Grosvenor
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Sally-Ann Wood
Pamela Dean

Attendance at full governors meetings

Governor Linked Roles


Historical Governors

As well as three termly meetings with the full governing board, we also have the following committees:

  • Head teacher performance management

  • Appeals


The Appeals committee is convened as and when required. The Headteacher's performance review is convened annually in the Autumn term.

Role of the Governing Board


The Governing Board has a strategic role in ensuring the school fulfils its vision and mission. It:

  • Thinks and works strategically to help raise standards.

  • Plans the school’s future direction

  • Monitors and evaluates progress towards the school’s priorities and targets.

  • Supports the head and staff and challenges them.

  • Oversees the school budget and spending

  • Is accountable to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.

  • Must ensure that systems are in place for the school to deliver a good quality education and keep children safe (but isn’t responsible for the day to day management of the school)

  • Act as a ‘critical friend’ – encouraging, supporting and challenging.

  • Selects the head teacher

  • Makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs


For more details on the role of the governors, see our governor's terms of reference and code of conduct.

Register of Personal, Pecuniary and Business Interests


All the governors and associate members of Lipson Vale Primary School have signed the register of personal, pecuniary or business interests. This is a declaration of any business interests, any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) and any governance of other educational establishments.

If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.

The full register for our school can be found here: