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Rochford Primary & Nursery School

South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)

School Governors


School Governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 300,000 contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at more than 30,000 schools.

There are three core functions of a governing body:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
  • Holding headteachers to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation; and
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

Governing bodies meet at least three times a year. Further information can be found on http://education.gov.uk/ 


Local Governing Body Members 


Chair of the Governing Body

Ms. Sonia Worthington  



Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Ms. Louise Bolt


 Governance Professional

Mrs. Sally Ovenden


 Trust Appointed Governor

Mrs. Annette Harvey

Anti-Bullying Champion

 Parent Governor

Mr. Luke Baker

Disadvantaged Champion

 Staff Governor

Mrs. Sarah-Jane Bagnall

Assistant Headteacher


 Ex Officio Governor

Mr. Shane Owen



Parent Governor

Mr. Martin Ovenden

SEND and Online Safety

Trust Appointed Governor

Ms. Amanda Jackson

Attendance Champion

 Trust Appointed Governor

Mrs. Emma Spicer-Bowen 


 Staff Governor

Miss Katherine Archer

Class Teacher


Governors Roles and Responsibilities

Governors Membership and Business Interests.

 Record of Attendance 2023-24.

Governor Terms 2024


 Meeting Dates for 2023-2024


 Autumn Term 2023:

Monday, 9 October 2023

Monday, 27 November 2023

 Spring Term 2024:

Monday, 22 January 2024

Monday, 25 March 2024

 Summer Term 2024:

Tuesday, 13 May 2024

Monday, 1 July 2024







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