Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England


Our Governors

The Governing Body Structure

The Governors are responsible for the effectiveness of the school.  The Full Governing Body meets at least once a term and the sub-committees more frequently.  The sub-committees cover Holistic Wellbeing and Support, Curriculum and Leaning and Resources and Environment.  The minutes of all meetings are available from the office. To find out more about the governors please click on their individual biogs.

Foundation Governors                 Governor Biog                                                      

Mrs Alexandra O'Dwyer    Chair    Click here to view biog

Mr George Streatfeild                    Click here to view biog

Mrs Rebecca Hutchings

Reverend Chris Grasske 

Mrs Ellen Kingston                        Click here to view biog

Mr Ryan Irvan                              Click here to view biog

Parent Governors

Mrs Lisa Barr                                 Click here to view biog

Ms Charlie Francis-Pape              Click here to view biog


Mrs Emma Roberts                      Click here to view biog

Co-opted Governor

Miss Lisa Jenkin                           Click here to view biog

Staff Governor

Mrs Laura Swift                            Click here to view biog

Local Authority Governor

Mrs Sandra Conroy  Vice Chair  Click here to view biog


Mrs Jessica Teasdale, c/o Symondsbury CE VA Primary School 

A word from the Governors 

The governors, who have a wealth of experience between them, are firmly committed to ensuring that the highest standards of education are maintained throughout Symondsbury School.  Governors are very much ‘hands on’ and play an active role in the the school and supporting the staff.  The Governing Body is ambitious for the future and always striving to improve the already excellent facilities and resources.  The Governors value and support the long-held reputation of Symondsbury School for  providing a safe, happy and family orientated environment in which the children can learn and develop.

Code of Conduct 2023-24

Diversity Statement

Governors Link Area and Committee Membership 2023-24

Terms of Reference Resources & Environment Committee 

Terms of Reference Holistic Wellbeing & Support Committee

Terms of Reference Curriculum and Learning Committee

 Terms of Office

Terms of Office 2023/24

Governor Business Interests

Summary of Governors Business Interests Autumn 2023

Attendance Record

Attendance at FGB October 2022 - July 2023

Attendance at FGB October 2021 - July 2022

Attendance at Committee Meetings Sept 2022 - July 2023

Attendance at Committee Meetings Sept 2021 - July 2022 

Summary of Training

Governors training record 2023