About The Governing Board

The School has a Governing Board comprised of:
  • Chair of the Governing Board
  • Headteacher
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 4 Parent Governors
  • 3 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor


The Governing Board also has two Committees/Working Parties and they are as follows:
  • Finance & Personnel Committee (Chair: Mr Robert Newman)
  • Achievement Group (Chair: Mrs Sally Riches)
What Does A School Governing Board Do?
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board 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)
Mr Alan Upton
Parent Governor
Term of Office: 12/5/2015 - 12/5/2019
No Business Interests
Married to a Teaching Assistant at Tredington School
Mr Graham Spaull
Parent Governor
Term of Office:  27/4/2015 - 27/4/2019
Business Interests: Governor at another Gloucestershire school
Mrs Jane Dunwell
Term of Office: 1/9/2013 to date
Business Interest: Employed by Tredington Primary School
Mr Robert Newman
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 12/5/2015 - 12/5/2019
No Business Interests
Mr Kevin Parker
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 17/11/2015 - 17/11/2019
Business Interest: Employed by Ambrose Education (Staff Supply & Recruitment Agency)
Mrs Ruth Powell
Parent Governor
Term of Office:  16/11/2015 - 16/11/2019
No Business Interests
Mrs Lisa Ann Ruddy
Parent Governor
Term of Office:  11/3/2016 - 11/3/2020
No Business Interests
Mrs Sally Riches
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 
No Business Interests
Local Authority Governor
Mrs Cath Pollard
Staff Governor
Term of Office:  11/10/2016 - 11/10/2020 
Business Interest:  Teacher employed by Tredington Primary School
Mrs Helen Turberville
Clerk to Governors