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 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 Co-Opted Governor Four Years  31/08/`19 None None None  TBC/5
Laura Bennett Headteacher Staff Governor None None None TBC/5
Rick Kerr Environment


Parent Governor Four Years- 14/05/18 None None None  TBC/5
Dionne Polychronopulus Parents and Wider Community Governor Parent Governor Four Years – 10/12/18 None None None TBC/5
 Michael Sussman Children’s Governor  LA Governor  Four Years – 02/03/19  None  None  None  TBC/6
Kate Gunstone Staff Governor Four Years – 04/09/23 None None None  /2
Carolyn Bennett Teaching and learning Governor Co-Opted Governor Four Years – 20/03/2022 Works at Longfleet School None None TBC/5
Nicola Best Pupil Premuim and SEND Governor Co-Opted Governor Four Years – 31/08/2020 None None None TBC/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 
 Trudie Cole  Teaching and Learning Governor  Co-opted governor  Resigned 12/12/2017  None
 Steve Crisp Vice Chair of Governors  Co-opted governor  Resigned 17/01/17  None None None TBC/6

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