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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 three times in each school term. 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.


Carol Hughes



Hilary Faulkner



Jo Taylor

Attendance Governor.


Jane Evans

Safeguarding Governor. Health and Safety Governor.


Jo Bennett

SEND Governor

Jo is a Kingsham Parent.


Helen Girling

Link Governor


Anna O’Neill

Vice Chair

English Link Governor. 

Tallie Woods Governor

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