The partnership, which exists across the school, incorporates our Governing Body and we wanted
to take this opportunity to:
• Provide an insight into the role of the Governing Body and the work that it does
• Give an overview of the individuals that make up the Governing Body
If you have any queries which you would like to raise directly with the governing body then please
The role of the Governing Body
The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of
educational achievement at the school. It is the accountable body and as such:
• Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and
aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.
• It appoints and performance manages the head teacher, agreeing the school improvement
strategy, which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing
• Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the head
teacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the
effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.
• Signs off and contributes to the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement
service and Ofsted reports as necessary.
• In addition, it holds the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and
ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information
to the community being made available as required.
Meet our Governing Body (excluding Staff governors)
Claire Baldock, Co-opted Governor
I am a qualified accountant, which I feel is a useful skill to bring to the Governing Body and allows me
to effectively assist in the schools resources planning. I became a governor as I feel very strongly
about the quality of learning and experiences that children receive during their time at Bawnmore
(my own children are now both atteding Bilton Junior School). I have been a parent governor at Bawnmore
since May 2013 and I am also the Chair of the Resources Committee.
Bethan Cullen, Co-opted Governor (Chair)
My day-to-day role is as a Marketing Director for the National Association of School Business
Management and prior to this I have held senior roles in the commercial sector across marketing
and operations. My mother was a primary head teacher and I saw the extensive changes and
demands taking place in the education sector and, after seeing those changes I wanted to support my
local school. I have been a community governor at Bawnmore since November 2011.
I took on the role of Chair in September 2018 prior to that I was vice-chair and I chaired the Performance
and Standards Committee. I hope that my current role allows me to assist the school and provide
insight into the changing education sector. I also have a son at Bawnmore, who has just started
in Year 1 and a daughter at Bilton Junior School.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities, any pecuniary interests and terms of appointment for each Governor