School Governors


Welcome to the Governors section of our website. The aims and values of the school at the centre of everything we do as governors. Our priority is to ensure each and every child receives the best education possible.

The Governing Board contributes to the strategic leadership of the school by working in close partnership with the Headteacher and school staff to provide both support and challenge. We are not involved with the day-to-day management of the school.

Our Governing Board is made up of a range of people with different skills and experience to support the strategic running of the school.

The core functions of governance are:

  • Clarity in the vision for the school, its’ ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding our executive leader to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure the money is well spent
  • Ensuring that stakeholders voices are heard

Our specific statutory responsibilities include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Pupil Premium
  • PE and Sports Funding
  • Equality
  • Curriculum
  • Health and Safety

We monitor these in a variety of ways. We read and review documents, visit the school, talk to staff, pupils and parents. We ask questions to find out what is happening and sometimes commission external advisers to seek their view.  We use the School Improvement and Development Plan to ensure that the school is focussing on the right things to continue to improve and offer the best for pupils at The Bawburgh School.

Bawburgh Governing Board operate as a Full Governing Board and does not have any committees currently. We have designated governors when committees are required for specific purposes such as Appeals. We form working parties when we need to undertake specific pieces of work that require additional input.

If you would like to find out any more about school governance please contact the Chair of Governors via

FGB Membership And Attendance 2022-23

Full Governing Board Membership and Attendance 2021-22

Declarations Of Interest 2022-23

As of Sept 1st 2023 our partnership with Barford Primary has become a formal Federation. We are in the process of forming the new Governing Board. Until this is finalised, our Interim Chair of Governors is Chris Scott, who can be contacted via
Our Clerk is Emily Davidson.


Miss C. Stedman, Executive Headteacher

The Bawburgh School, Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR

Tel: 01603 742329 | Email:

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The Barford and Bawburgh Federation

Barford Primary School
Chapel Street, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB

The Bawburgh School
Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR