Potten EndChurch of England Primary School

Growing, Laughing, Learning, Succeeding together through faith


The Governing Board has overall responsibility for the school. This includes overseeing the smooth running of the school, ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught, drawing up and monitoring policies to cover all aspects of school life and maintenance of buildings and grounds.


There are usually four Full Governing Board (FGB) Meetings each year. Two specialist Governor Committees oversee the following areas: Resources & Curriculum. These committees each meet at least once per term. All of our Governors have a Link responsibility to a specific subject or operational matter - for example SEND, IT, Maths, Modern Languages, GDPR etc.


All our Governors are available for consultation and can be contacted, confidentially, via e-mail at The Chair may also be contacted through the school. The Governors have regular “drop-in” sessions when they come into school and observe lessons and activities.

Picture 1 Simon Barnard - Chair of Governors
Picture 2 Maura Gillespie - Vice-Chair of Governors
Picture 3 Denise Kennedy - Head Teacher Governor
Picture 4 Emma Harris - Foundation Governor
Picture 5 Revd Joe Roberts - Foundation Ex-Officio Governor
Picture 6 Marianne Barker - Parent Governor
Picture 7 Chris Eaton - Parent Governor
Picture 8 Jamie Lam - Parent Governor
Picture 9 Robert Dale - Parent Governor
Picture 10 Gail Batchelder - LEA Governor
Picture 11 Melanie Hall - Teaching Staff Governor
Picture 12 David Bowker- Co-opted Governor
Picture 13 Geraldine Salt- Co-opted Governor
Picture 14 Mandy King- Co-opted Governor
Picture 15 Ann Hingston - Clerk to the Governing Body

The next Full Governing Board Meetings will be held on:


Thursday 30th April 2020 Budget FGB Meeting at 7pm.

Due to restrictions in place this may happen remotely. 


Governors’ Policy on Charging

All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum, although we do ask parents to make a voluntary contribution where additional costs are incurred. When inviting contributions from parents we make it clear that these are voluntary.


If an activity goes ahead, it will include children whose parents have not made a contribution. We ensure that these children are allowed to participate fully in the activity. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions for an activity the school will either pay the additional costs or cancel the event. The school keeps financial records of all activities for which additional costs have been incurred. Summary information is available on request.


We feel strongly that no child should be disadvantaged for financial reasons. Where costs for board and lodging are involved or if a charge is made by an outside provider, parents on low income are invited to apply to the school for financial support. Applications are treated as confidential. When an application is received, the Head Teacher will discuss the request with the parent and determine the level of support to be offered.