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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 Academy.
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 Academy 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




All Foundation governors have a link role to R.E and 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 two sub-committees. Standards, Resources incorporating 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 incorporating Health & Safety

The Resources incorporating Health & Safety committee will work with the Head teacher, school administrator and the DHMAT 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.


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.



Governor Information - 2019-2020