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A Note from the Chair of Governors

We are very lucky at Padbury CE School to have a dedicated team of governors working hard behind the scenes. Our job is to support the Headteacher, set the strategic direction of the school; embedding ambition and driving improvement.
We are not all parents at the school but as well as attending meetings and keeping up to date with our training we do try to come into school as often as we can to support events and get a feel for what happens in our school. It is a fabulous school and one we are all proud to be involved with so please do give serious thought to joining the team as and when a vacancy comes up; it really is a rewarding experience.
Since September 2019, the Governing Body no longer operates with committees but meets instead as a whole Governing Body to cover all aspects of Governance, with the exception of our Faith in School committee who will still meet to focus on the specific elements of being a Church school. That way, everyone has a greater awareness of all areas of school life. 

Lucy McFarlane (Headteacher) Appointed 01/09/2018. Member of the Faith in School Committee. 

Jo Bursell (Foundation Governor) Chair of Governors and member of Faith in School Committee. Jo is also our Safeguarding Governor.
Appointed 01/09/2015

Barbara Foord (Foundation Governor) Member of our Faith in School Committee.
Appointed 22/05/2018

Simon Jelf (Foundation Governor) Simon is our  Vice Chair and  our Health and Safety Governor.
Appointed 17/03/2020

Reverend Ros Roberts (Foundation Governor) Chair of our Faith in School Committee.
Appointed 17/03/2016

Emma Gooding (Staff Governor)
Appointed 12/05/2015

Mark Ryder (Parent Governor)
Appointed 22/09/2021

Maggie Ley (Foundation Governor)
Appointed 30/9/2019
Bernadette McFall (Foundation Governor)
Appointed 9/9/2019
Hannah Grace (Foundation Governor)
Appointed 5/8/2019
Simon Reay (Foundation Governor) 

Appointed 1/1/2020

Pete Bulley (Parent Governor)

Appointed 22/09/21

All our Governors are members of our Admission Committee.

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