Bincombe Valley Primary School

 Bincombe Valley Primary School Governors 

Welcome to the Governors' page.

Bincombe Valley Primary School has a team of Governors with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement, who work closely with the Headteacher and school leadership team. We aim to achieve this by developing an in-depth understanding of the school and using this knowledge to challenge and support the Headteacher and the team. We also ensure that the school's clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction are maintained; holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance of the school to ensure money in spent to the best advantage of our children. 

Our Governors consist of a group of volunteers drawn from parents, the community and the the school who give up our time and experience freely to support the continuing success of our school. We act as a corporate body and each governor receives training appropriate to the roles that they undertake.

The Full Governing Body meets twice each term and is supported by three sub-committees:

  • People and Finance Committee.
  • Curriculum Committee.
  • Infrastructure Committee.

Annual priorities are laid down in the School Development Plan.

Individual Governors support our aim through:

  • Active involvement with the school and the wider community in a variety of ways that reflect their interests and skills;
  • The sharing of their knowledge and views with the other governors;
  • Membership of  committees and
  • On-going training and development.

Members of the Governing Body may be contacted through the school office.

Minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings may also be viewed on request through the school office.

The list below gives a brief summary of our governors. In addition we are supported  by our clerk,                    Rebecca Savage..  




Term of Office 

Stuart Boichot Co-Opted July 2017 4 Years
Leif Pallister Staff September 2014 Time in Role
Tim Upton Co-opted September 2017 Time in Role
Irene Robinson Co-Opted September 2020 4 Years
Peter Millner Parent Governor (Vice Chair) September 2020 4 Years
Elaine Taylor Staff March 2022 4 Years
Sharron Garbutt Co-opted November 2018 4 Years
Elaine Rowsell Co-Opted November 2019 4 Years
Michelle Pettinger Parent November 2020 4 Years
Mark Tewkesbury Co-Opted November 2021 4 years
Debbie Hudgell Local Authority Governor January 2022 4 Years


Click HERE for a more complete list of our governors and their roles and responsibilities.

Sub Committee Membership 2021 -22

Standards and Curriculum 

Irene Robinson - Chair

Stuart Boichet

Leif Pallister

Tim Upton

Peter Millner

Sharron Garbutt


People & Finance
Stuart Boichot - Chair

Elaine Taylor

Finance Officer (without voting rights)

 Mark Tewkesbury



Currently Suspended