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

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 2017/2018
Ann Harris Chair of Governors

Personnel Governor

SEN Governor

Co-Opted Governor Governing Board Four Years  31/08/19 Local Governor St Mary’s Catholic Primary School None None 6/6
Laura Bennett Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio School Employee &  One World Education (Husband) None None 6/6
Rick Kerr  

Health and Safety Governor

 

Parent Governor Parents of the School Four Years- 21/01/23 None None None  4/6
Dionne Polychronopulus Communication with Parents and Wider Community Governor

 

Parent Governor Parents of the School Four Years – 21/01/23 Employee Poole Museum None None 3/6
Michael Sussman Finance Governor  Co-Opted Governor Governing Board  Four Years – 08/05/23  

Governor Clayesmoor School

 

 None  None  4/6
Kate Gunstone Staff Governor Staff of the School Four Years – 02/09/22  

School Employee

 

None None  N/A
Carolyn Bennett Teaching and Learning Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board Four Years – 05/03/2022  

Employee at Longfleet School

 

None None 3/3
Nicola Best Pupil Premium Governor and SEND Governor Co-Opted Governor Governing Board Four Years – 31/08/2020  

Employee at Linwood School

 

None None 6/6
Pat Rushton Clerk to the Governors Business Manager at St Marys. Clerk to Governors at St Mary’s, Winchelsea, None TBC/5
Previous Governors 
Kathy Lockyer  Staff Governor Staff of the School  Resigned 31/08/2018  None None None  N/A

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