Ubley Primary School

Ubley Church of England Primary School

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The Governing Body

As unpaid, voluntary public servants, School Governors are entrusted, in partnership with the Headteacher, with the responsibility for establishing and maintaining the aims, values and ethos of the school; deciding policies; supervising its management, and monitoring its performance, leaving the head to manage the school from day to day. The Governors also have responsibilities for finance and senior staffing. In everything they do, they must by law aim to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. The governors work closely with our Local Education Authority and are accountable to them and to the parents, pupils and community served by the school.

At Ubley School, the governors'  responsibilities have involved them in 5 formal meetings of the full Governing Body in the past year, at least 5 committee meetings (in conjunction with the governors Personnel and curriculum/Finance and Buildings/Publicity and Marketing committees) and several voluntary meetings with staff or the local education authority.

We are currently in the process of recruiting 3 new Parent Governors - if you are interested in the position, please speak to Mrs Elspeth Tranter in the office (01761 462654). 

 Role Name  Governor Type 

Term of Office

 Area of responsibility


Curriculum, Standards & Ethos

Finance, Buildings & Personnnel

 Mrs Helen Palmer

Foundation Governor

 2015  2019

Special Educational Needs


Pupil Premium



Vice Chair and Chair of Curriculum, Standards and Ethos committee

Ms Jan Gibbs

Parent Governor






Chair of Finance, Buildings and Personnel committee

Mrs Claire Pearson

Foundation Governor

 2016  2020






 Curriculum, Standards & Ethos

Finance, Buildings & Personnel

Mrs Jane Bailey

Head Teacher








 Curriculum, Standards & Ethos

Mrs Catherine Eveness

Parent Governor




 Finance, Buildings & Personnel

Mrs Joanna Brady

Teacher Governor

2017 2021

 Link Governors






Mrs Helen Fenn

Associate Governor

2018 2022


  Mrs Sara English Parent Governor




Ms Kate Corcoran

Parent Governor





Mrs Elspeth Tranter

Clerk to the Governors



At the start of each meeting we ask all Governors to declare any business interest related to items on the agenda.

At the present time no member of the Governing Body has any personal relationship with any other Governor or member of the school staff.

If you wish to speak with a member of the Governing Body, please contact Mrs Elspeth Tranter via the school office and she will arrange an appointment for you.  Alternatively you can contact the Governors by email on elspeth_tranter@bathnes.gov.uk