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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Governors

Welcome - here you can find all about the our Governing Body - what it does, who is involved, their interests and their commitments to our school. If you have any questions about the Governors, please contact them via the School Office.

For Governor policies refer to 'Policies' under our HOME section.

 

Who's Who

These are the 12 people who make up our Governing Body at St Mary's Bentworth. They are Foundation Governors, a representative of the Local Authority, current parents and school staff. For more information or to contact a governor, please contact the School Office.

Maria Fordyce Chair

Chair of St Mary's Governing Body

Foundation Governor

Health & Safety Governor

Term ends: 31.08.2025

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 7/7 (100%)

Resources: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 13/13 (100%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Diocesan representative - ex Officio

Debbie Spencer Jones

Foundation Governor

Chair of Education Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Term ends: 17.10.2026

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 7/7 (100%)

Education: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 13/13 (100%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Jane Phillips

Foundation Governor

Chair of Admissions Committee

Term ends: 05.02.2024

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 6/7 (86%)

Education: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 12/13 (92%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Felicity Wevill

Foundation Governor

Lead SEN Governor

Term ends: 15.04.2026

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 6/7 (86%)

Education: 4/5 (86%)

Resources: 2/2 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 12/14 (85.7%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Debbie Kempton

Foundation Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Term ends: 15.04.2023

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 7/7 (100%)

Resources: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 13/13 (100%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Ray Shipley

Foundation Governor

Term ends: 17.04.2027

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Callum Knight

Local Authority Governor

Term ends 13.07.2026

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Jo Ayres

Head Teacher

Appointed 01.01.2013

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 7/7 (100%)

Resources: 6/6 (100%)

Education: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 19/19 (100%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Fiona Walke

Staff Governor

Classteacher

Term ends: 29.09.2023

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 7/7 (100%)

Education: 6/6 (100%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 13/13 (100%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Scott Fitness

Parent Governor

Term Ends: 24.09.2026

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Lara Swan

Parent Governor

Term ends: 30.06.2026

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Cathy Dumelow

Associate Governor (SIAMS)

Appointed: 05.10.2022

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Ashley Feldon-Lawrence

Associate Governor (ICT)

Appointed 13.07.2022

Meetings attended in the academic year 2021-2022:

FGB: 5/5 (100%)

Resources: 3/4 (75%)

Overall Attendance 21-22: 8/9 (88%)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

Judy Totman

Clerk to the Governors

Appointed 01.07.2011

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interests: 

 

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My children feel so safe and happy here. They are keen to go to school every day

Parent - July 2018

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The school teaches really important life skills through the resilience work- understanding failure is a learning opportunity, not a catastrophe

Parent - July 2018

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Communication is excellent- I always know the door is open

Parent - July 2018

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The staff show an exceptional level of commitment to the school

Parent - July 2018

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You are passionate about children being at the heart of everything you do

Parent - July 2018

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94% of our pupils said that 'Teaching is good all the time'

Pupil Survey - July 2018

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