The Pauntley School Governors


Welcome to the Governor’s section. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Their role is voluntary. 

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school, and to ensure the clarity of its vision, ethos and strategic direction. We work with the Headteacher and staff to set the school’s aims and objectives, and establish policies for achieving these.

We contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of the leaders. The Governing Body also oversees the financial performance of the school, and makes sure its money is well spent. We ensure that the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and assist with a wide range of specific tasks. 

The Governoring Body is NOT responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Being such a small governing body we find that a lot of the roles overlap and therefore we are all invited to attend the committees and share the load. It is particularly rewarding to visit the school in our capacity as Governors and see the school in action through learning walks, work scrutinies and pupil conferencing. 

Pauntley School Governors

Who Governor Category Image Date Joined Appointed By Current term of office Committees Register of Interests and other positions held 
Link roles Number of Governing Bodies Attended 2019/20
Tony Larner Headteacher / Ex-Officio

2020 Ex-Officio 20/04/20 to n/a Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None

Head at Glebe Infants

Head at Picklenash Juniors

 3 out of possible 3
Karen Boydell Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor 2013 The Diocese of Gloucester 22/05/19 to 21/05/23   Curriculum, Resources and Ethos  (Vice Chair) Cousin has produced school’s website   Newent Federation/Pauntley Partnership   9 out of possible 9 
Amy Washington Vice Chair of Governors / Parent Governor
2018 Parents 23/05/18 to 22/05/22 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos (Chair) None  None  9 out of possible 9
Branwen Tyler Staff Governor 2020 Staff 22/01/20 to 21/01/24 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None  6 out of possible 6
Corinna Cameron-Trevail Parent Governor    2020
Parents 22/01/20 to 21/01/24 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None  7 out of possible 7
Samantha Pennicard Parent Governor
2018 Parents 24/01/18 to 23/01/22 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos TA at Ann Cam    None  7 out of possible 9
Mandy Hampton LA Governor
2020 LA 01/09/20 to 31/09/24  Curriculum, Resources and Ethos     None None  n/a
Rev. Kat Mepham Ex-Officio Foundation Governor
2020 Ex-Officio / The Diocese of Gloucester  01/09/20 to n/a Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None   n/a

Governors who have resigned / term has ended within last 12 months

Date Resigned / Term Ended
Chris Ward Headteacher / Ex-Officio     Ex-Officio 19/04/20 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None 5 out of possible 5
Rachel Greaves Staff Governor     Staff 21/01/20 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None 1 out of possible 2


Curriculum, Resources and Ethos Committee is Chaired by Amy Washington and all Governors are invited to attend.

Steering Group (Review of the Headteacher role and how well school is linked) is Chaired by Pauntley or The Federaton of Newent School's Chair dependant on the school where the meeting is held.

Business interests

None of the Governors own, or work for businesses that deal directly with the school.