Bredon Hancock's Endowed

C of E First School

Dream, Believe, Work, Achieve!


Introduction to the Bredon Hancock's School Governors


What is a governor?


Governors are volunteers who come from different backgrounds, reflecting the many interests of groups involved in our school, but they have one important thing in common; they are dedicated to ensuring that the children in their school have the best education possible. This must be the primary focus of all governing body business.


Effective governance is about teamwork with the Head Teacher, staff, governors and the community.

Governors have a vital role to play in bringing individual experiences to bear on the role of being a School Governor. School governance is a team effort and decisions are made corporately; individual governors do not act on their own.


Governing bodies have many responsibilities but in general are there to set the policy framework for the school and to monitor the implementation of policies as managed and carried out by the Head Teacher and staff.


Our key roles as governors are to: 

- Bring a strategic view

- Be a critical friend 

- Ensure accountability


Find out more about the role of Parent Governor in the link to a leaflet below. 


Who are the governors at Bredon Hancock's Endowed CE First School? 


The school Instrument of Government sets out the make up of the governing body. It's made up of a maximum of 14 members to ensure a broad representation of the school community.

Our current governors are:

- Elected Parent governors: Jodie Molyneaux, Louise Jenkins, Dan Bevan

- LEA governor: VACANCY

- Staff governors: Zoe Newton-Smith (Head teacher), Rachel Arthur (Dep Head)

- Foundation governors:  Beth Warren, Lindsay Barton, Sherief Loutfy, Sarah Knight,

- Sponsor Governor: Peter Whitehead (Chair)

- Co-opted Gov: Gemma Greenwood

For more details about each of the governors and what they do please have a look at our 'Governor Spotlights' below!  


What do the governors do?


As a body we support, challenge and monitor what's happening in the school. We meet regularly as a full governing body and also as smaller groups who have responsibility for specific areas - finance, premises, curriculum & standards and personnel.

Minutes of full meetings are available from the school office, please ask Miss Davies.


How do you find out more?

If you have any questions or would like any more information please contact any of the governors or the Clerk, Mrs. Claire Finch, via email on . 


Governor Meetings - Minutes of Meetings:

Please note minutes of Governor meetings are available on request from the School Office.