The Stenbury Governors

What does the governing body do?

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The governing body has a clerk whose role is to provide administrative support and advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.

Stenbury Federation has one governing body overseeing the strategic direction of the Federation. The governing body meets once a term.

Governors also play a key role in monitoring by visiting the school, analysing school performance data, talking to staff and talking to pupils.

Our Current Governors are:

Mrs Alison Child Chair of Governors
Mr Hugh Wells Vice Chair of Governors
Mr David Marshall Co-opted
Mrs Laura Sheath Co-opted
Mrs Christine Sweatman Staff Governor
Mrs Gina Owrid School Leader

Chillerton & Rookely

Mr Neal Bosworth Executive Headteacher


Mr David Banks Co-opted
Ms Catriona Travers Parent
Mrs Maxine Gray Executive Headteacher


Mr Jason Thorpe Parent
Mr Toby Rhodes Co-opted
Mrs Kelly Bonner Co-opted
Mrs Sharon Marlton Co-opted (Staff)
Mr Ian Plummer Co-opted
Miss Thelma Cutter Co-opted
Mrs Julie Wilkinson Co-opted (Staff)
Mr Nigel Gore Co-opted