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  What do School Governors do?


Governors are volunteers who have an interest in the role of schools in society and wish to make a positive contribution to their communities. School Governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is reponsible for the day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.


Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • helping to shape the vision and direction of the school
  • ensuring that the school fulfills its statutory duties
  • having a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school and be involved in strategic planning
  • 'constructively' challenging and support the school's Leadership Team.


Our school Governors meet termly as a whole Governing body. In addition to this, each Governor is expected to join one or two sub-committees, which cover different areas such as the curriculum, finance or buildings.

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents/Carers and Friends,       
I am pleased to welcome you on behalf of the Governors of Tenbury Primary School.
Our Governing body is made up of local people who have a wealth of experience to offer and are fully committed to supporting the Head teacher and all the Staff in making Tenbury Primary School a safe, caring and happy environment in which every child is actively encouraged to achieve their full potential.
    As a Church of England school we have a strong Christian ethos and as well as preparing our children academically we aim to make them confident , caring and understanding of others, aware of the world around them and prepared for the challenges ahead.
  The Governing body will always strive to challenge, provide strategic direction and constantly evaluate the School, thus ensuring that pupils at Tenbury Primary have the very best opportunities that are available.
It is a privilege to be involved with such an inspiring place of learning and to celebrate the achievements of our children.
Mark Yarnold
Chair of Governors


  Who are our Governors?



Type of Governor

Specific Responsibilities Date Elected End of Term Declarations of Interest

Mark Yarnold



Chair of Governors

All Committees 

Pupil Premium Governor

1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020

Trustee Tenbury Town Band.

Trustee of Worcestershire Young Farmers

Annette Bryant



Vice Chair

Chair of Standards Committee, Literacy & SEN Governor


1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 St. Mary's Church Tenbury, PCC
Jo Turvey Co-opt Chair of Resources Committee 15th Feb 2017 15th Feb 2018 Tenbury Sports Club Ltd.
Sue Perry Foundation Chair of Health & Safety Committee 1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 None
Lesley Bruton Parent Resources Committee 1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 Association of Accounting Tech
James Oliver Parent

Standards Committee

Maths link Governor


1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 None
Sue Corfield Foundation

Standards Committee

Prospectus curriculum link Governor

1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 The Regal Trust (Tenbury)
Sue Salmon Non-teaching staff Health & Safety Committee 1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 None
Caroline Baker Teaching staff Standards Committee, Early Years Coordinator 1st Feb 2016 31st Jan 2020 None
Cheryl Albert Co-opt

Health & Safety Committee

Safeguarding & Parental Engagement Governor

15th Feb 2017 15th Feb 2018 Swimming coach at Tenbury Primary Academy
Jayne Beaumont Co-opt Resources Committee, Early Years link Governor 15th Feb 2017 15th Feb 2018 League of Friends & Friends of Nash & Boraston church
Jill Grant Staff Headteacher & all Committees N/A N/A N/A
Jennie Paternoster Clerk Clerk all Committees N/A N/A N/A

All Foundation Governors have a link role to R.E. & Collective Worship.

Full Local Governing Body.

The LGB takes a strategic role is overseeing all aspects of governance and school planning. The committee will insure the school adheres to its statutory duties and approve policies that are not or cannot be approved by its subcommittees. It devolves certain tasks to its three sub-committees. Standards, Resources and Health & Safety. Those committees will deal with curriculum, finance & staffing, health & safety, premises and Safeguarding. They all report directly to the LGB. For a full terms of reference please ask for a copy from the school office. You can also download the Scheme of Delegation from the Governors section of the website.


Resources Committee

The Resources committee will work with the Head teacher, school administrator and the BAET to set an annual budget to be approved by the LGB . The committee will monitor that budget and scrutinise any deviation from it. It will ensure best value for all expenditure. The committee will also advise the LGB on all financial policy and strategy. All staffing matters are dealt with by the committee. It will ensure the school carries out its statutory duties in relation to the DFE and EFA guidelines.


Health & Safety Committee

The Health & safety committee will deal with all aspects of health & safety, ensuring the welfare of all pupils, staff and visitors to the school. It will advise the LGB on all aspects of H & S and as a standing item deal initially with all safeguarding, reporting back to the LGB. All premises matters are also dealt with by this committee. The committee will ensure it complies with all its statutory duties regarding H & S.


Standards Committee

The remit of the Standards Committee is to consider, monitor and evaluate the standards of children’s attainment and progress and advise the Governing Body on them. In addition, it is concerned with matters relating to the School’s curriculum, including statutory requirements, Pupil Premium and the School’s Curriculum Policy.


A full Terms of reference for all committees can be obtained from the School office.

 Chair of Governors:

 My name is Mark Yarnold and I am married to Anne. We have two children Ben and Kate who both attended Tenbury Primary School.This is where my involvement with the school all began back in 2003 when I started as a Parent Governor. When the children left the school I stayed and became a Community Governor.I have chaired both the Resources committee and premises committee as it was called then, and for several years took the role of Maths Link Governor.

Anne and I run a small business from our home in Burford selling quad bikes.We have a main Yamaha franchise which involves selling new and used quad bikes mainly to farmers and smallholders. We have a shop and workshop where we sell parts and accessories and service and repairs.

My main hobby is music and I am a member of Tenbury Town band, where I play the trumpet and have the honour of being the Band President. I became Chair of Governors in 2013, a role which I feel very privileged to fulfill.



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 Vice Chair of Governors: Annette Bryant

I have the privilege of being a Foundation Governor at Tenbury Church of England Primary School and in this way I am able to provide a link to the school’s church and its community. I have lived in Tenbury for 14 years, and during that time have endeavoured to serve the community as best I can, including the school.

My professional background is education; both primary teaching, headship and latterly a County schools adviser and Ofsted inspector. I have a great interest in, and love for schools, and the best child centred education we can possibly give to our young people.

I am currently Vice Chair to the Governing Body; I chair the Governing Body Standards committee and am the Link Governor for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

It is a joy and a delight to be involved with Tenbury C.E Primary school with children and families alike, and I am grateful for the opportunity.

 Chair of Resources Committee: Jo Turvey

 I joined the Governing body in 2012 as a parent governor and I am currently Chair of the Resources committee. I am the mother of two children who are in Years 4 and 6 at Tenbury Primary school.I am the Operations manager at KiwiKit Ltd which is an agricultural business selling New Zealand solutions to grassland based farmers. My duties include budgeting, finance and cost control, stock management, purchasing, HR, training and recruitment, marketing and sales. I was educated at Tenbury Primary and High schools, Harper Adams University college and at the University of Central England. My qualifications include a masters degree and business administration. My interest include playing hockey and sports in general. I am the Treasurer of several local clubs and socities including the school PTFA.