Our Governors

The role of the Governing Body is to provide support and challenge in order to ensure that Bearwood Primary and Nursery School provides the best start in life for our children. The Governing Body is made up of people from all walks of life. Governors regularly attend training sessions and keep up to date with what is happening in education.

School Governors include…

  • Parents
  • Staff
  • Persons appointed by the Local Authority
  • Community Representatives

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Governing Body

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Bearwood Primary and Nursery School Full Governing Body

Name of Governor Role Type of Governor Appointed By Term and End Date Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests Governance Roles in other Schools Relationships between Other Governors or School Staff Attendance at Meetings 2019/2020
Ann Harris Chair of Governors

Personnel Governor

Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023 None Local Governor St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Trustee Plymouth CAST

None 4/5


Laura Bennett Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio n/a School Employee None None 5/5


Ingrid Fido Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 24/09/2020 to 23/09/2024 Employee at Wimborne Frist School Governor at Wimborne First School None N/A
Helen Todd Early Years Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 13/11/2023 Employee at Hampreston First School None None 4/4


Rebecca Bridger Quality of Teaching Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 13/11/2023 None None None 4/4


Michael Sussman Finance Governor  Co-Opted Governor Governing Board  09/05/2019 to 08/5/2023 None Governor Clayesmoor School  None  3/5


Kate Gunstone Staff Governor Staff of the School 03/09/2018 to   02/09/22 School Employee None None 1/1


Carolyn Bennett Teaching and Learning Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 06/03/2018 to 05/03/2022 Employee at Longfleet School

Husband employed by BCP Council in Planning Dept.

None None 4/5


Nicola Best Pupil Premium Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 01/09/2020 to   31/08/2024 Employee at Linwood School None None 5/5


Pat Rushton Clerk to the Governors Business Manager at St Marys. Clerk to Governors at St Mary’s, Winchelsea, None TBC/5
Previous Governors 
Dionne Polychronopulos Community with Parents and Wider Community Governor  Parent Governor Parents of the School  22/10/2019 to  14/11/2019 Employee at Poole Museum None None 0/2


Rick Kerr SEN Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Parent Governor Parents of the School 22/01/2019 to  14/11/2019 None None None 0/2


If you wish to correspond with any of the Governors, please use the school address:

Bearwood Primary and Nursery School, Barons Road, Bearwood BH11 9UN