Your School Governors
Our school is federated with Culworth CE Primary Academy and we have one governing body across both schools.
Our governors work across both schools but we make sure we have representation from both communities.Types of Governor
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of Peterborough. Parent Governors are appointed through direct election by parents. Staff Governors are appointed by the School.
What do Governors Do?
The best way to define the role of a School Governor is that of a 'critical friend' - someone who cares passionately about the school but is also able to see where things can be improved and to make sure that it is done.
Schools are run by a governing body working with the Head Teacher and senior management team. Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of various committees that deal with specific issues like the school's curriculum, premises or finances. These committees are staffed by members of the governing body and teaching staff of the school who work together to ensure the children in the school are given the best opportunity to develop to their full potential.
The full governing body meets at six times a year and the committees at least once a term. Governors also have special responsibility for one or more curriculum subject(s) or areas,eg Safeguarding, and we expect governors to take an interest in their nominated responsibility and to visit the school and report back to the full Governing Body on pre-agreed matters within this subject or area.
All new governors attend an introductory governor training session and are allocated a mentor.
The functions of the governing body include:-
• providing strategic management
• acting as a critical friend to the school
• ensuring accountability
• promoting high standards of education and achievement
• planning the schools’ long term future
• setting the school’s aims and values
• appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
• budgetary allocation and control
Interested in becoming a school governor?
..then we would love to hear from you! Either send us an email for more information or arrange to have a chat with Oliver Johnson some time.
Governors (ID 1083)
Jo DaviesParent Governor
Sandra PrewerCulworth Head of School
Hazel WilliamsLead Teacher and Y123 Teacher
Karen TheobaldVice Chair
Cheryl TomkinsonClerk to the Governors
Susie Cubbitt O'NeilFoundation Governor
Susie Cubbitt O'Neil
Sam TuffParent Governor
My daughter is just beginning her journey through education having joined in the reception class in September 2021. She has settled really well into the supportive and nurturing environment at Boddington School.
As a new parent at Boddington I am excited about the opportunity to make a contribution to the continued success of this wonderful village school through my role as a parent governor.
Carla ThomBoddington Head of School
Zoe O'MalleyEYFS Lead
Chair of Governors - Karen Theobald
Culworth Head of SchoolMaterial / Business Interest
Employed by Culworth Primary Academy
Lead Teacher Boddington Primary Academy
Teaching staff Governor
EYFS Teacher Boddington Primary Academy
Teaching staff Governor
Support Staff Governor Boddington Primary Academy
Vice Chair, Culworth School
Trustee of Evolve Mat
Chair of 2 adoption panels in the East Midlands
Chair of Curriculum committee
Appointed Foundation Governor September 2019
No material or business interests.Attendance
Full Governing Body - of 6
Curriculum - of 6
I am parent to two adult daughters, who both attended Culworth Primary School. I was delighted with the opportunities support and care provided to them. I believe it is now time to give something back to the pupils, staff and community as a Foundation Governor.
I am a qualified childcare social worker, having worked for local authorities, a voluntary adoption agency and a children’s trust since 1978. I have consistently worked within childcare services: residential, family centres, childcare teams, and in fostering and adoption services. I have devised and implemented strategies, policies, training programmes and processes to improve outcomes for children and support frontline social workers. I have been responsible for the supervision and performance management of social workers. I have enhanced and embedded my skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure I contribute to positive outcomes for children
Clerk to the Governors
Material / Business Interest
Remuneration as Clerk to Governors
Acts as clerk to the following School Governing Bodies -
Pattishall CE Primary School
Blisworth Community Promary School
Paulerspury C of E Primary School
Cropredy C of E Primary School
Roade Primary School
Full Governing Body - 5 of 6
Governors who have recently left the Governing Board
Rev Paul Trathen - resigned due to relocation
Gill Nunn - passed away
Charlotte Gustar - resigned due to relocation
Rebecca Boseman - resigned due to job change