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Kings WorthyPrimary School

What we do

The Governing Body at Kings Worthy Primary School has a strategic function, while the headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school:

We establish the strategic direction of the school by setting the school's values and objectives.  We agree the school strategy including its priorities and targets, and we ensure that statutory duties are met.  We support and challenge the headteacher.

We ensure accountability to the children, their parents and our community by appointing the headteacher, and by monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets.

We ensure financial probity, by setting the budget and monitoring spending, ensuring that value for money is obtained and ensuring risks are managed.

We meet regularly: all governors attend Full Governing Body meetings once per half term.  In addition, we operate with two primary committees that also meet six times per year:

  • Standards & Improvements:  focused on ensuring accountability
  • Resources:  focused on ensuring financial probity

Membership of these committees is as follows:

Standards & Improvements   Resources

Lorraine Suchanek (Chair)

Tessa Atton

Jamie Dodson

Elizabeth Eggleston

Jenna Mansbridge

Emily Peter-Simmonds

Claire Welland

Rosalind Poulter (Chair)

Stephen Benwell

David Berry

Jamie Dodson

Ian Gordon

Jackie Porter



The Board of Governors at Kings Worthy Primary School abides by the school’s ethos, to be the best that we can be.  Specifically, we:

  • Understand the school’s strengths and weaknesses, and work with the Senior Leadership Team to evaluate performance.
  • Strive for the best possible outcomes for the children and the school.
  • Uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership.

Governors have specific responsibilities at school.  These are:

Chair of Governors: Claire Welland
Vice Chair

Stephen Benwell

Lorraine Suchanek

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Lorraine Suchanek
Health & Safety Ian Gordon
Data Analysis  
Development & Training Emily Peter-Simmonds
We don't: We do:
  • Deal with issues with a particular parental communication
  • Consider how the school could improve its overall communication with parents
  • Deal with issues one parent has with their child’s progress in mathematics
  • Hold the school to account for the progress of all children in mathematics