Governors’ Information and Duties

The Governing Body perform an essential role in the strategic leadership of the school. Along with the Headteacher, they hold the school to account, ensuring they are fulfilling their statutory duties such as, curriculum; financial; safeguarding; health & safety and many more.

The governors elect their own chairman and vice chairman and meet regularly (at least once per term). We thank the governors for their continued support and advice in promoting the development of the school.

The Governing Body at FlakefleetPrimary School perform their statutory duties in accordance with Governance Guidelines nationally. At Flakefleet we operate a committee system to share the workload across all Governors. The standard committees are as follows:

  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Full Governing Body

Meet the Governors


Mr Derrik Foulkes – Co-opted governor
Chair of Governors, Chair of Standards Committee, Resources Committee

Registered Business Interest as related to Mrs Caroline Groves whom sits on the governing body

Mrs Jo Spencer – Co-opted governor
Resources Committee & Appeals and Complaints Committee
Nominated SEN governor
Registered Business Interest as sister to a staff member.

Mr Richard Barnes – Co-opted governor
Standards and Effectiveness committee and Staff Attendance/Discipline committee

Mrs Amanda Spavin – Co-opted governor
Resources Committee, Headteacher Appraisal and Pupil Discipline committee
Nominated Safeguarding governor

Mrs Caroline Groves – Co-opted governor
Resources Committee, Standards Committee & Headteacher Appraisal committee
Register of Business Interest as related to chair of governors

Mr John Pratt – Co-opted governor
Resources Committee
Register of Business Interest as married to school pastoral manager

Mr John Tillotson – Parent

Mrs Helen Robinson – Co-opted governor
Resources Committee, Standards Committee

Mrs Suzanne Moore – Staff governor
Resources committee
Register of Business Interest as related to a staff member of the school

Mrs Jayne Eyre – Co-opted governor

Resources Committee