Ashdown Primary School

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Ashdown Primary School has a governing body made up of volunteers from the parent body, staff and local community.

The Governing Body is answerable to parents and the wider community. It is the schools’ accountable body and when the school undergoes an Ofsted inspection the governing body is included by Ofsted as part of the Leadership & Management element of the inspection.

School governors perform a  valuable job in helping to ensure that children learn in a safe stimulating environment. Governors are an integral part of the school team, helping to drive forward continuous improvement by supporting, challenging and holding to account the Executive Headteacher and other members of the school’s leadership team.

The Full Governing Body is split into sub committees with the two main ones being Leadership & Management which looks at school finance, premises, health and safety..etc; and Standards & Data which looks at the quality of learning and teaching, standards and progress in learning, attendance data..etc.The chairs of these committees are Ian Stewart (L&M), and Greg Jeffes (S&D). Sub committees and the Full Governing Body (FGB) meet three times per year. Other committees meet as and when they are needed.

All governors are concerned with the safeguarding of children and Ian Stewart is also our safeguarding governor. Ian is also the school's Health & Safety governor.

Brian McAteer, the Vice-Chair of Governors is the named governor with responsibility for SEND, Looked-After Children and Inclusion

Our Chair of Governors is Steve Allen, he can be contacted directly on:

Our clerk (Cheryl Adams) can be contacted directly on: