Governors

If you have any queries regarding the Governing Body, please feel free to contact the school or the Chair of Governors:

Stephanie Goater
c/o Kings Road Primary School
Kings Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 2BB

Governing Body

Name of Member Category Appointing
Body
Term of
office
Appointment
date/Re
Appointment
date
Position of
responsibility
Committee
membership
Relevant pecuniary
and personal interests
including whether a
governor or trustee at
another school
Karen Riches Ex-Officio Ex-Officio N/A 01/01/2018 Head of School All None
Andy Chambers Ex-Officio Observer Elected N/A 01/01/2019 Deputy Head of School All None
Nicola Nunn

1. MAT Governor

2. Trustee

Governing
body
HERA
4 years 18/10/2012
09/03/2017
Acting Chair of
LGC from
10/05/2018 to
03/07/2018
Re-appointed from 09/03/2021

Chair of HR &
Pay

EYFS Link

HR and Pay

Board of Trustees

Local Governing Committee

Sister-in-law is the FSIC at Kings Road
Isabelle Bailey

1. Parent Governor

2. Trustee

1. Elected
2. HERA
4 years

01/10/2016
09/03/2017
Chair of LGC from 09/03/2021

Chair of the
Board of
Trustees

Chair LGC

Board of Trustees.
Local Governing Committee
None
Tim Savage Parent
Governor
Elected 4 Years 04/12/2017

KSI Link

Attendance and Behaviour

Policy Review

Local Governing Committee Wife is an LSA/MDA at
Kings Road
Thea Behrman Parent
Governor
Elected 4 years 07/11/2018

Year 5 / 6 Link

Safeguarding and LAC

Local Governing Committee None
Rob Long Parent Governor Elected 4 years 24/03/2021   Local Governing Committee None
Fiona Warrington MAT Governor Elected 4 years  15/10/2019 Year 3 / 4 Link Local Governing Committee Daughter is Teacher at Kings Road
Amanda Trusler     MAT Governor Elected   4 years 04/12/2019 SEND Local Governing Committee None
Sarah Hannah MAT Governor Elected 4 years 24/03/2021   Local Governing Committee None
Angela Holden         Staff Governor Elected 4 years 15/10/2019   Local Governing Committee None
Jo Edmans               Staff Governor Elected 4 years 04/12/2019   Local Governing Committee None

Former Members of the Governing Body

Name of Member Category Appointing
Body
Term of
office
Appointment
date/Re
Appointment
date
Position of
responsibility
Committee
membership
Relevant pecuniary
and personal interests
including whether a
governor or trustee at
another school
Ben Whiteway
Wilkinson
Parent
Governor
Elected
HERA
4 Years

01/10/2016
09/03/2017

Resigned:
04/12/2018

Parent Governor LGC Wife worked as a LSA at
Kings Road Primary
School
Hilary Luckman Ex-Officio Ex-Officio N/A

01/01/2018

Left KR:
31/012/2018

Interim Head
Teacher
All None
Okuyemi
Fakoyede
Parent
Governor
Elected 4 years

07/11/2018

Resigned:
02/09/2019

Parent Governor Local Governing Committee None
Penelope Griffiths Parent
Governor
Elected 4 Years

07/11/2018

Resigned:
02/09/2019

Parent Governor Local Governing Committee None
Anna Hopkins Staff
Governor
Elected 4 years

29/11/2018

Resigned:
02/09/2019

Staff Governor Local Governing Committee None
Stephanie Goater Parent Governor Elected 4 Years 04/12/2018
Appointed
Chair of LGC
4th July 2018 - Resigned: 01/09/2020
  Local Governing Committee. None

Governing Body Structure

The Governors of Kings Road Primary School are committed, enthusiastic volunteers, from a variety of walks of life, who are keen to help, support, strengthen and promote the school in the local community.

Our Governors are elected or appointed for a term of office of four years. The current constitution of the Kings Road Governing Body is as follows, a full constitution would be a total of ten Governors:

  • Four Parent Governors elected by the parent body
  • Two Staff members elected by the staff
  • Four Co-opted Governors, appointed by the HERA Multi-Academy Trust
  • The Head of School

Governors are friends of the school and they enjoy supporting and attending school, social and fund-raising events. They offer support and advice, working with the Head of School and the staff, to set the strategic direction of the school and, importantly, to ensure that the standards of teaching and learning continue to improve.

Much of the Kings Road Governing Body’s work is undertaken by four main, working Committees, focussing on the Finance, Personnel, Curriculum and Premises, concerns of the school and every Governor is a member of at least one Committee. Governors also take particular interest in important areas of school life and they champion the causes of their Individual Responsibilities by visiting the school regularly for monitoring purposes and by liaising with the relevant lead staff member. Visit reports are recorded and Governors give verbal feed-back at the termly Full Governing Body meetings.

Governors take part in training sessions to keep up-to-date with current legislation, ‘hot topics’, procedures and policies in the world of education.  Sometimes, they train with staff or as a Governing Body in school, but they also attend conferences and meetings at other venues, as organised by the Local Authority.

A Governor’s life is a busy one at Kings Road, with visits and meetings and background research and paperwork to digest prior to meetings, but it is so enjoyable, worthwhile and rewarding, as we endeavour to play a meaningful part in the lives of our pupils, by always ‘Putting the Children First’.