James Watt Primary School

James Watt Primary School

Curiosity Creativity Confidence

Governing Body


Welcome to our Governing Board page.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The governing body's aim is to take a largely strategic role in the running of a school.

This includes deciding what they would like the school to achieve and setting the strategic framework for getting there.
This includes:


Setting suitable aims and objectives for the school

  • Agreeing policies, targets and priorities
  • Monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives, and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved
  • Acting as a 'critical friend' to the heads of the school by providing advice and support



In addition, a sub pay committee is convened when required


The role of the Link Governor is to provide a link between the Governing Board and the school. When Link Governors visit the school and report back to the Governing Board they help to deepen all governors’ understanding of how the school operates, how the strategic objectives are being pursued, how financial resources are being used and what extra support the school may need to meet its objectives.


Governor Name



Mr T. Nener

Co-opted Governor

 Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Link Governor 

Health and Safety Governor

Mrs F. Cave

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

EYFS Link Governor

Mrs C. Hammond

Co-opted Governor

Head Teacher James Watt Primary School

Mr B. Palmer

Staff Governor



Parent Governor



Parent Governor


Mrs L. Gordon

Co-opted Governor

Leadership and Management  Link Governor

Mr A. Spence

Co-opted Community 

Behaviour, Attidude and Personal Development Link Governor

Mr M. Vlahakis

Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

Quality of Education Link Governor

Mrs E. Lubin

Co-opted Governor

 Well-being Link Governor

Schedule of Meetings 2022-23 (Proposed)