Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the Governing Body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management, including by the Governing Body.
School Governors and trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They appoint the Headteacher and it is Governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, working with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual Governor is a member of a Governing Body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body and decisions have joint responsibility.
The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one with three key functions:
The full Governing Body at Ashby Church of England Primary School meets twice per School Term and operates within a Scheme of Delegation making clear the way in which decision making authority lies within the various individuals and teams.
The Governing Body also appoints Committees which meet once each term and allow for work to be divided and managed more effectively. In 2016/17, the following Committees have been established;
The Terms of Reference under which these Committees operate are agreed by the full Governing Body.
Full details of Governor Meeting Attendance are available for inspection.
There are a number of different types of Governors serving at Ashby Church of England Primary School;
Full Governor Details including Terms of Office, Pecuniary Interests, governance roles in other schools and material interests are available for inspection.
All Governors at Ashby Church of England Primary School undertake to operate within the National Governors Association Code of Conduct.
Date of appt
Term of office
Date of stepping down
|Mark Eydman||Chair of Governors / SEN Governor||01/06/2015||4 years||31/05/2023|
|Rev T Phillips||Ex Officio Foundation Governor||04/10/2009||15 years||03/10/2025|
|Stella Brook||Leicester Diocesan Board||09/02/2015||4 years||08/02/2023|
|Mark Ellis||Vice Chair of Governors||25/11/2013||4 years||24/11/2021|
|Jo Trahearn||Staff Governor / Link Governor||27/08/2015||4 years||26/08/2023|
|Joanna Davies||Parent Governor||11/03/2017||4 years||10/03/2021|
|Noreen Mewies||Foundation Governor||01/04/2016||4 years||31/03/2024|
|Graham Bedford||Co-Opted Governor||20/02/2017||4 years||19/02/2021|
|Matt Gadsby||Parent Governor||11/03/2017||4 years||10/03/2021|
|Liz Powell||Head Teacher||04/03/2008||10 years||03/03/2028|
|Lorna Blease||Parent Governor||24/05/2018||4 years||24/05/2022|
Body by which apptd
Governor role at other school?
Relevant business and
|Mark Eydman||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Rev T Phillips||Leicester Diocesan Board of Education||No||None|
|Stella Brook||Leicester Diocesan Board of Education||No||None|
|Mark Ellis||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Jo Trahearn||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Joanna Davies||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Noreen Mewies||Leicester Diocesan Board of Education||No||None|
|Graham Bedford||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Matt Gadsby||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Liz Powell||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Jo Lawrance||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
|Lorna Blease||Leicestershire County Council||No||None|
Get in touch
Please feel free to discuss in confidence, with any of the governors, queries or suggestions you may have regarding the school either in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark it for the attention of Mark Eydman, Chair of Governors.
Ex Officio Foundation Governor / SMSC / Science
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Chair of Governors / SEN
Vice Chair / Literacy / Attendance / SEN
Health and Safety
Safeguarding / Pupil Premium / Link
There are no Governors in this category.
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Head teacher: Liz Powell
Ashby de la Zouch
Tel: 01530 412243