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Our Governors

Annual Governance Statement

We have a wonderfully committed Governing Body. They monitor the performance of the school, providing support to ensure that every child receives the highest quality education. They work in partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school. 

The role of the Governing Body:

In accordance with statutory requirements, the main functions of Homefield Church of England Primary School's Governing Body are;

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher and senior leaders to account for performance of the school;
  • To ensure effective and efficient use of school funds.

Our Governing Body:

The Governing Board has 12 positions; 9 are filled and there are currently 3 vacancies:

  FGB Member Type Role(s) From To
1 Joanna Jones Co-Opted Chair 01/09/21 31/08/25
2 Elaine Glendinning Local Authority Pupil premium 01/09/22 01/09/22
3 Steve Deall Foundation Christian Distinctiveness & SIAMS 22/09/22 22/09/26
4 Kerry Read Headteacher   01/09/22  
5 Karen Newman Associate   26/11/22 25/11/26
6 Phil Hamblin Parent Health & Safety, Cyber Security 22/09/22 21/09/26
7 Mark Vaudin Parent PE Premium 05/10/21 04/10/25
8 Rosemary Kett Co-Opted Safeguarding 01/03/22 28/02/26
9 Lynn Lees Foundation SEND 22/09/22 21/09/26
10 Vacancy Foundation      
11 Vacancy Co-Opted      
12 Vacancy Parent      
  Justine Peterson   Clerk    


To discharge the duties of governance, the governors meet twice a term and a member of the governing body attends Budget Revision and Budget setting meetings with the LA Finance Officer.

In addition, governors will meet as a panel to hear Appeals, undertake Headteacher Performance Review, and consider pupil discipline issues.

Governors make decisions collectively, but have individual responsibilities in relation to statutory requirements and curriculum subjects.

Attendance of Governors:

All of our meetings this year have been quorate. The Full Governing Board meeting half-termly.

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2022 to 2023

  11/10/22 14/12/22            
Joanna Jones - Chair /              
Kerry Read /              
Karen Newman /              
Elaine Glendinning /              
Rosemary Kett /              
Deborah Leahy - Advisor /              
Lynn Lees x              
Steve Deall /              
Phil Hamblin /              
Justine Petersen - Clerk /              
Mark Vaudin /              



Future Plans for the Governing Body:

Please feel free to come and speak to the Governors at any time about any concerns you may have.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please write an email addressed to marking in the subject reference, "CONFIDENTIAL CHAIR."