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Kingsham Primary School

Our Governors

Meet the Governors

The role of governing bodies in all schools is to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition, as part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, governors of Kingsham Primary School are expected to work in partnership with the University and the other academies in the Trust to secure excellence for our students.

The University of Chichester Academy Trust has set up a small, strong Interim Local Governing Body (ILGB) for Kingsham Primary School which includes staff and parent governors. The ILGB meets at least once a term and has established three committees which meet twice termly. A key element of all meetings is to review the progress the school is making towards its Journey to Excellence Plan.

Being a school governor is a rewarding voluntary role which gives an insight in the workings of the school and an understanding of the education system more generally, as well as an opportunity to develop skills in strategic decision-making. All the governors are keen to hear views and opinions about the school from parents. Wherever possible Governors are in attendance at Parents’ Evenings so please feel free to approach any of us on those occasions or make contact with us at any time via the school office.


Jane Evans


Member of Finance & Resources Committee, Curriculum and Standards Committee and Community Committee

Safeguarding Governor. Health and Safety Governor.


Hilary Faulkner



Jo Taylor

Member of Curriculum and Standards Committee. 

Attendance Governor.


Carol Hughes


Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee. Link Governor. Mathematics Link Governor


Jo Bennett

Chair of Community Committee.

Member of Curriculum and Standards Committee and Finance & Resources Committee. SEN Governor

Jo is a Kingsham Parent.


Helen Girling

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee


Anna O’Neill

Member of Curriculum and Standards Committee and Community Committee

English Link Governor. 

Information regarding individual governors attendance at meetings can be found in the attachment below.