Governors at Sapperton Church of England Primary School have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;  
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to do this effectively, our Governing Body is made up of 13 members who attend Full Governors Meeting at six times a the year. These Governors are from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to enable Sapperton to meet the core functions above.

Governing Body Structure

  • 6 Foundation Governors - 
  • 2 Parent Governors - elected by parents and carers of children at the school
  • 1 Local Authority Governor - appointed by the LA
  • 1 Staff Governor - elected by staff
  • 1 Associate Governor 
  • 2 Ex-officio Governors - the headteacher and Rector of Thameshead Benefice

Full Governors meetings are also attended by the clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Claire Lilly.

Christian Ethos Committee

As a church school, we also have a Christian Ethos sub-committee who oversee our Christian Vision and maintain positive links with the parish, benefice and diocese which benefit the community as a whole. Members of this committee shown below.

Christian Ethos Sub Committee - Terms of Reference

Governor Profiles