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Winscombe Primary School


Welcome to the School Governing Body.


Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school.  They are members of the school team and their contribution to running of the school is highly valued.

The governing body cover two primary schools:

  • Sandford Primary School (a Community School)
  • Winscombe Primary School (a Community School).




The Governance Board has the following core strategic functions:

  • Establishing the strategic direction by:
    • Setting and ensuring clarity of vision, values and objectives for the schools
    • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
    • Meeting statutory duties.
  • Ensuring accountability by:
    • Appointing the executive headteacher
    • Monitoring the educational performance of the schools and progress towards agreed target
    • Performance managing the executive headteacher
    • Engaging with stakeholders
    • Contributing to school self-evaluation.
  • Overseeing financial performance:
    • Setting the budget
    • Monitoring spending against the budget
    • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
    • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed.


The Governors



Governor Name


Type of Governor

Term of Office

John Fowler

Co-opted Governor

22 January 2019 to

21 January 2023

Belinda HancockParent Governor

3 March 2019 to

2 March 2023

Ian ChadwickParent Governor

9 March 2020 to

8 March 2024

Andrea MuxworthyStaff Governor

1 September 2019 to

31 August 2023

Ina-Maria BamfordCo-Opted Governor

2 March 2019 to

1 March 2023

Sven BassettCo-Opted Governor

7 July 2020 to

6 July 2024

Angie StevensCo-Opted Governor

23 September 2020 to

22 September 2024

Lorna RichardsonExecutive Head Teacher

1 September 2020



Clerk to Governors - Dinah Hill-Adams

[email protected]




Governors Roles and Responsibilities



Governor Name


Role and Responsibilities
John Fowler

Chair of Governors

Finance and Wellbeing for All Link Governor

Ina-Maria Bamford

Deputy Chair of Governors

Speech, Language & Communication and Climate Change Link Governor

Belinda Hancock

Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Sports Pupil Premium & Looked After Children and Climate Change Link Governor

Ian ChadwickPhonics & Reading Link Governor
Sven BassettSEND and Health & Safety Link Governor