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The Governing Body


Our Role

Sudbourne is extremely lucky to have an active and supportive Governing Body. 

Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school.

The Governing Body's has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff, and
  • Overseeing the financial management of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Structure

Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders.  Our governing body consists of:

  • 3 parent governors elected by other parents at the school
  • 1 Local Authority governor which the LA appoints
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 staff governor elected by school staff
  • 7 co-opted governors which are appointed by the governing body

Our Meetings/Committees

The governing body meets at least 6 times a year with termly Business and Strategic meetings. In addition to these meetings, the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities with respect to finance, performance management and resources to:

  • The Resources Committee (meets 3 times per year)
  • The Pay Committee (meets annually)

Both committees report the details of their meetings back to the governing body.

Acting as a governor enables individuals from the LA, school staff, community and parent body to play an important role in shaping the future of the school. We currently have one co-opted governor vacancy.  For more information, please see below.

Our Members

Currently our governors are:

Local Authority

Hannah Sheehan (Chair; Resource Committee Member; Pay Committee Member)


Richard Blackmore (Resource Committee Member; Pay Committee Member)

Staff Governor

Keri Dougal

Co-opted Governors

Penny Porter-Mill (Joint Vice Chair; Resource Committee Member; Pay Committee Member)

Dalia Goldberg (Joint Vice Chair; Resource Committee Chair; Pay Committee Chair)

Melanie Howlett-Khera

David Lara

Brigid O'Leary (Resource Committee Member)

Megs Middleton

Sinéad Mc Brearty 

Parent Governors

Holly Mellors (Resource Committee Member; Pay Committee Member)

Veena Natarajan (Resource Committee Member; Pay Committee Member)

Chris Taylor

Associate Members

Kemi Arogundade (Resource Committee Member)


Charmaine Strelitz

Get in touch

If you would like to contact any of the governors please email:

For further governor information, please download the document below.

DownloadsSudbourne Governor Info 2018 2019(1).pdf