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Meet the Governors



The Governing body re-constituted on 1st March 2015


Bob Wake - Chair / Health & Safety 

Fran Emms - Vice Chair / Child Protection /Anti Bullying

Kerry Thomas -Head Teacher

Vicki Gray - Staff Governor - Looked After Childen

Gez Smith - Local Authority Representative

Michael Adeboga - Training / Chair of Finance 

Henry Baxter-Ashworth - Parent Representative

Barbara Chukwuedo - Parent Representative

Rev Mark Blakely - Community Representative

Mrs A Dinning - Observer (not Governor)


Chair of Governors


My name is Bob Wake and I am the current chair of Governors at The James Cambell Primary School. I have been involved with the school for over 35 years and live within a 5 minute walk from the school. I can be contacted via the school at any time. 


The role of The Governing Body is to work with the Head Teacher and be a critical friend, to help drive improvements in the teaching and learning within the school. 


We also have the following responsibilities: 




  • To manage the school's finances ensuring "value for money" on expenditure
  • Effectively use the pupil premium monies to boost pupil progress.




  • Setting of targets for pupil achievement 
  • Improving the level of teaching 
  • Health, Safety & The Environment within the school 
  • Staff review on performance and pay




  • Meet all statutory requirements identified by governors
  • Preparation of the "school development plan"


The governing body is made up of local representatives, parents & community governors who ensure that any decisions made are in the best interest of all the pupils within the school. 




Standards Commitee - Bob Wake,, Gez Smith, Vicki Gray & Kerry Thomas plus all governors.

Finance Commitee - Bob Wake, Fran Emms, Michael Adeboga & Kerry Thomas

Pay Committee - Bob Wake, Fran Emms, & Kerry Thomas 

Premises Committee - Bob Wake & Kerry Thomas


Appeals Panel - Chair or Vice Chair and 2 Governors not employed by the school.

The James Cambell Primary School Register of Governor's Interests 2016-2017

The James Cambell Primary School Governing Body Attendance Register 2016-2017