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

Click here for Governor Descriptions

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


Nicola Best Pupil Premium Governor

Safeguarding Governor

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


Ingrid Fido Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 24/09/2020 to 23/09/2024 Employee at Wimborne First School Governor at Wimborne First School None N/A
Rebecca Bridger Quality of Teaching Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 13/11/2023 None None None 4/4


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


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


Pat Rushton Clerk to the Governors Business Manager at St Marys. Clerk to Governors at St Mary’s, Winchelsea None TBC/5
Previous Governor in Last Year
Helen Todd Early Years Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 25/02/2021 Employee Hampreston First School None None 4/4


Michael Sussman Finance Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 09/05/2019 to 14/07/2021 None Governor Clayesmoor School None  3/5


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