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Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Primary School is overseen by a governing board made up of parents, staff, and representatives from the diocese and local area. Each governor is appointed for a term of four years, and serves in the full governing board. There is also a Finance Committee, with specific oversight over the school's budget and finances. . 

Our governing board has three core functions, as laid out in the Governance Handbook:

  • to offer clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • to hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • to oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.

The full governing board and Finance Committee meet formally around once a month, and work closely with the school throughout the year. Other smaller working parties are created as and when they are needed. 

Full Governing Board

Chair of Governors: Steve Martin

Vice Chair of Governors: Rachel Jeffcoat

Membership: Julian Bailey, Tom Farmer, John Paton, Vicki Wade

Clerk: Julie Wood

The Finance Committee oversees the financial performance of the school, including its yearly budget, necessary improvements, and the condition and use of the school’s resources.

Chair: Tom Farmer

Vice Chair: Julian Bailey

Membership: Steve Martin

Clerk: Julie Wood

Melissa Whitaker also attends each committee meeting as Headteacher.

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