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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 2019/20


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

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the Headteacher 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 10 members who have the skills and expertise required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Our Plans for 2019/2020

As in previous years, the School Development Plan (‘SDP’) for this year was based on priorities identified from data and school self-evaluation priorities. The SDP key priorities for 2019/20 are:

  • continuing to develop reading across the school
  • enjoying happy lunchtimes across the school
  • improving reasoning in Maths
  • Monitor progress towards achieving these goals

The SDP is monitored and reviewed termly by the Curriculum & Pupils Related Matters Committee.


This was one of the Key Priorities within the school’s development plan for last year and this will continue to be one of the Governing Board’s focus areas for this academic year.  We want to ensure that a culture of awareness and vigilance is maintained for the safety and wellbeing of the pupils and staff in our school.


The Governing Board regularly performs a skills audit of its members and carries out a Governing Board 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

Mrs Jacqueline Blackburn - Headteacher

Mr Steve Brown - Partnership Governor

Mrs Katherine Coggles - Partnership Governor

Mrs Michelle Gritton - Associate Member

​Mrs Victoria Hedlund - Co-opted Governor

Mr Ben Preston - Parent Governor - Vice-chair of Governors

Mr Simon Ross - Local Authority Governor

Mrs Frankie Stevenson - Staff Governor

Mr Ian Walker - Co-opted Governor



The Role of a Governing  Board

Governor Details and Register of Interests

Governing Board Meeting Attendance 2017/18

Governor Newsletter - Autumn 19

Governor Newsletter - Summer 2019

Governor Newsletter - Spring 2019