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Welford-on-Avon Primary School

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In brief, the Governing body have a general responsibility for the management of the school. Our Headteacher, Mrs Leeman, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, whilst the Governing Body are responsible for :

  • Providing a strategic view to assist in the improvement of the school and to raise standards by working in association with Mrs Leeman and the teaching team – with support, advice & information drawn from the knowledge & experience of the serving Governing members
  • Providing both a support & challenge role – by monitoring the school’s effectiveness & continuing to challenge where required and pressing for ongoing improvements in our performance and standards
  • Providing accountability – to the parents and the wider community.

All Governors provide their time on a voluntary basis, and in addition to serving on two key sub-committees which meet regularly to cover:

  • Performance & Standards : monitoring the curriculum and school’s performance against key criteria
  • Resources : approving & monitoring the school’s budget; Health & Safety; ongoing review of all the school’s policy documents

We also actively participate, from both a monitoring & contributory basis, on the School Learning Improvement Plan.

Our Governing body consists of the following individuals:

Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor/Safeguarding Governor
Sally Yates
Co-opted Governor Manuela Perteghella
LA Governor Colin Parrott

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Sarah Gray

Marie Salmon

Vice Chair/Chair of P&S/SEND/Co-opted Governor
Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Resources/Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Associate Member (no voting rights)

Sonia Hockaday
Yvette Grundy


Veronica Davies

Peter Calverley

William Ham

David Williams

Rhiannon Ridgway

Staff Governors


Co-opted Governor

Julie Leeman (Headteacher)

Matt Tibbitts


Clerk to the Governors Mirren Brodie

We always welcome any feedback – positive or otherwise – and are delighted to hear from any parent at any time. We can be reached using the following email address: This e mail is not checked daily, if your query is urgent please contact the school direct on 01789 750214.