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 2021/22
Ben Sergeaunt Chair of Governors


Health & Safety

Pay Committee

Co-Opted Governor Local Governing Board 02/02/2023 to 01/02/2027 None None None 2 out of 2


Cheryl Smith Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio N/A School Employee None None N/A
Nicola Best Vice-Chair of Governors

Communication with Parents and the Wider Community


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 buildings team

Governor at Hillbourne Primary School None 5 out of 5


Rebecca Bridger Curriculum


Parent Governor Governing Board 14/11/2023 to 13/11/2027 None None None 5 out of 5


Simon Hart Pupil Premium

PE & Sports Grant

Parent Governor Parents 06/12/2021 to 05/12/2025 None None None 5 out of 5


Harriet Blake Pay Committee Parent Governor Governing Board 16/03/2023 to 15/03/2027 None None None 3 out of 3


Hayley Goodfellow Staff Governor Staff 06/02/2024 to 05/02/2028 School Employee None None N/A
Pat Rushton Clerk to the Governors Business Manager at St Marys Clerk to Governors at St Mary’s Winchelsea None 5/5
Previous Governor in Last Year
Shauna Mansbridge Staff Governor Staff 01/09/2022 to 19/01/2024 School Employee None None 3 out of 5 (60%)
Laura Bennett Headteacher Staff Governor Ex-Officio Term ended 31/08/2023 School Employee None None 5 out of 5


Ann Harris Governors

Personnel Governor

Co-Opted Governor Governing Board 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023 None Director Plymouth CAST None 5 out of 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