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Our Governing Body

What is a Governing Body?

The members of the governing body are the strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The purpose of the governing body is to 'conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement'.

The governing body has a strong focus on three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for the school
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The governing body members have the experience through their professional capacity to support and monitor the above core functions. Governors are selected and appointed on their skills and experience and training is available to gain new skills as well as to enhance existing ones.  On a regular basis we conduct a skills audit to identify any gaps which are addressed.

For more information on the role of a governor please click HERE.

Meetings at Fourfields

Meetings generally take place on a Wednesday at 6.30pm and are agreed at the beginning of an academic year for the whole year. For the latest Governors Newsletter giving a flavour of their recent activities please click below:

Governors' Newsletter Autumn 2019

Governors' Newsletter Summer 2019

Governors' Newsletter October 2018

Governors' Newsletter July 18

Governors' Newsletter April 2018

Governors' Newsletter - October 2017

Governors' Newsletter July 2017

Governors' Newsletter October 2016

Governors' Newsletter May 2016

Members of Fourfields Governing Body

Clerk to Governing Body: Mrs Clare Watchorn.

Governing Body Information 2021-22:

Governing Body Attendance Register 2020-21:


To find out more about each of our governors, please click on the names below. 

  • Lou Evans
    Chair of Governors
  • Leah Wiles
    Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Resources
  • Aidan Knight
    Co-opted Governor
  • Paul Adams
    Co-opted Governor Sports Premium
  • Helen Card
    Parent Governor, Chair of Standards & Safeguarding
  • Jo Woods
    LA Governor Wellbeing
  • Luke James
    Co-opted Governor & Link Governor for SEN
  • Jason Barnes
    Parent Governor
  • Sue Blyth - Headteacher
    Ex-officio Governor
  • Jake Heather - Assistant Headteacher
    Staff Governor
  • Clare Watchorn
    Clerk to Governors

Thinking about becoming a Governor?

Any parent or carer of a child on roll at Fourfields can serve as a governor, and there are no particular qualifications required for the role however, to promote greater diversity and equality on the governing body we welcome nominations from all minority groups to help our governing body to better reflect the needs of our wonderfully diverse school community.


If you would be interested in joining the governing body or wish to contact the governing body for any other matter, please contact the clerk Mrs Clare Watchorn at clerk@fourfields.cambs.sch.uk

Governor Leaflet

Governor Election Guidance

Declaration of Eligibility