Boddington C of E Primary Academy

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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)

Please click on the names below to read more about your Governors


Sandra Prewer

Culworth Head of SchoolMaterial / Business Interest
Employed by Culworth Primary Academy

Zoe O'Malley

EYFS Teacher Boddington Primary Academy
Teaching staff Governor

Sam Tuff

Parent Governor

Lisa Cuttel

Support Staff Governor Boddington Primary Academy

Mark Izzett

Foundation Governor

Cheryl Tomkinson

 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

Suzy Cubitt

Foundation Governor


Governors who have recently left the Governing Board


Hazel Williams - resigned due to job change

Karen Theobald - resigned as joined trust board

Carla Thom - resigned due to job change

Rev Paul Trathen -  resigned due to relocation

Gill Nunn -  passed away

Charlotte Gustar -  resigned due to relocation

Rebecca Boseman -  resigned due to job change