The Pauntley School Governors


Welcome to the Governor’s section. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Their role is voluntary. 

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school, and to ensure the clarity of its vision, ethos and strategic direction. We work with the Head Teacher and staff to set the school’s aims and objectives, and establish policies for achieving these.

We contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of the leaders. The Governing Body also oversees the financial performance of the school, and makes sure its money is well spent. We ensure that the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and assist with a wide range of specific tasks. 

The Governoring Body is NOT responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Being such a small governing body we find that a lot of the roles overlap and therefore we are all invited to attend the committees and share the load. It is particularly rewarding to visit the school in our capacity as Governors and see the school in action through learning walks, work scrutinies and pupil conferencing. 

Pauntley School Governors

Who Governor Category Image Date Joined Current term of office Committees Register of Interests and other positions held 
Link roles
Tony Larner Headteacher

Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None

Head at Glebe Infants

Head at Picklenash Juniors

Karen Boydell Chair of Governors (L.A. Governor) 2013 22/05/19to 21/05/23   Curriculum, Resources and Ethos   Cousin has produced school’s website   Ann Cam/Pauntley Partnership  
Amy Washington Vice Chair of Governors (Parent Governor
2018  23/05/18 to 23/05/22 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None  

Staff Governor 2015 16/09/16 to 15/09/17 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None

Foundation Governor (Pauntley PCC)    2015 01/10/15 to 30/09/19 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos None None
Samantha Pennicard Parent Governor
2018 24/01/18 to 24/01/22 Curriculum, Resources and Ethos TA at Ann Cam    

Parent Governor

  Curriculum, Resources and Ethos     None None

Ex Officio foundation governor
    Curriculum, Resources and Ethos    


Curriculum, Resources and Ethos Committee is chaired by Karen Boydell or vice chair and all governors are invited to attend.

Steering Group (Review of HT role and how well school is linked) is chaired by Pauntley or The Federaton of Newent School's chair dependant on the school where the meeting is held.

Business interests

None of the Governors own, or work for businesses that deal directly with the school.