Shelley Primary School

Shelley Primary School
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The Governing Body of the school plays a key strategic role in the progress and development of the school, although the responsibility for the day to day running of the school is delegated to the Headteacher.  The governors' role encompasses three strategic core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Shelley Primary School has a dedicated Governing Body which both supports and challenges the Headteacher and all staff.  Regular full Governing Body meetings and meetings of the two sub-committees, Teaching & Learning and Resources, ensure that governors are kept informed of the school's progress and take the key strategic decisions needed to continue the school's development.  Regular visits to the school, including 'learning walks' and discussions with key staff, enable governors to fulfill their quality assurance, monitoring role.

The Governing Body is made up of local authority, community, parent and staff governors, as shown below:

Governors 2020-21

Mrs Laura Plunkett

Co-opted Governor

Co-chair of Governing Body

Mrs Jody Morris-Jones

Co-opted Governor

Co-Chair of Governing Body

Nominated governor for Safeguarding

Mr Jason Mather


Mr Stuart Rankin


Mrs Lara Humphrey

Co-opted Governor


Co-opted Governor


Parent Governor

Mrs Kirsty Fitzscott


Miss Rosie Robinson



Staff Governor


Mrs Pauline McVay

Clerk to Governors

By law, the Governing Body must publish on the school's website its register of interests.  This document is available to view by clicking the link below:

PDF icon Record of Governing Body attendance 2018-2019

 PDF icon Governor Impact Statement 2020

Access the Governors' Area