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Welcome to our Governors’ section

Did you know that school governors are one of the largest voluntary groups in the UK? There are over 300,000 people across the UK volunteering their time to be a part of a school’s governing board.

Governors' Annual Statement 2018/19


In accordance with the Government’s requirements for all Governing Boards, the three strategic functions of Upshire's Governing Board are:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our Governing Board consists of 12 members who have o have the skills and expertise required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Our Plans for 2018/2019

As identified in the School Development Plan (SDP), our focus for the strategic development of the school will be:

  • Raising attainment and progress in reading

  • Improving attendance across the school

  • Developing an understanding of safeguarding throughout the school and the wider community
  • Monitor progress towards achieving these goals


Governor attendance is good and any absences are explained and accepted by the Governing Board. There is a good level of commitment shown by all members of the governing body. A full list of governor attendance is available on the school’s website.


The Governing Board annually performs a skills audit of its members and carries out a Governing Boardy self-review and evaluation.

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents – please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Simon Fletcher, via the Clerk.


Please see the information on the Role of a Governing Board which is available on our Governors' Page.

Upshire School Governing Board

Mr Simon Fletcher - Chair of Governors - Parent Governor

Mr Soroosh Keshtgar - Vice-chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

Mrs Jacqueline Blackburn - Headteacher

Mr Steve Brown - Partnership Governor

Mrs Katherine Coggles - Partnership Governor

Mrs Michelle Gritton - Associate Member

Ms Sadie Messer - Staff Governor

Mr Ben Preston - Parent Governor

Mr Simon Ross - Local Authority Governor

​Mr Jeff Towerzey - Associate Member

Mr Ian Walker - Co-opted Governor

Mrs Nicole Ward - Associate Member


The Role of a Governing  Board

Governor Details and Register of Interests

Governor Newsletter Summer 2018

Governor Newsletter - Spring 2018

Governor Newsletter - Autumn 2017