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

Click here for the Trust Governance Page

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 2020/21
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

Director Plymouth CAST

None 6/6

(100%)

Laura Bennett Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio n/a School Employee None None 4/4

(100%)

Nicola Best Pupil Premium Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2024 Employee at Linwood School

Husband employed by BCP Council as part of their construction and building team

None None 6/6

100%

Rebecca Bridger Teaching and Learning Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 13/11/2023 None None None 6/6

(100%)

Simon Hart Parent Governor Parents 06/12/2021 to 05/12/2025 None None None N/A
TBC Staff Governor Staff of the School
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
Sally Wall Acting Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio School Employee None None 3/3

100%

Kate Webster Staff Governor Staff of the School 03/09/2018 to   08/04/2022 School Employee None None 1/1

(100%)

Ingrid Fido SEND Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 24/09/2020 to 02/02/2022 Employee at Wimborne First School Governor at Wimborne First School None 4/5

80%

Helen Todd Early Years Governor Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2019 to 25/02/2021 Employee Hampreston First School None None 2/3

67%

Michael Sussman Finance Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 09/05/2019 to 14/07/2021 None Governor Clayesmoor School None  4/6

(67%)

Carolyn Bennett Finance & Health and Safety Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 06/03/2018 to 29/11/2021 Employee at Longfleet School Husband employed by BCP Council in Planning Dept. None None 5/6 83%

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