Ashford Church of England Primary School

Ashford Church of England Primary School

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Governors are a very special group of people who help direct and support the school’s educational and pastoral activities. The Governing Body has many strategic functions, as Ashford CE Primary is a voluntary aided school they also have a responsibility to maintain and develop the premises.

Historically Ashford school’s governors are parents, ex parents and long-standing pillars of our Christian community. We also have Foundation governors, appointed through the PCC of our parish churches. Together with the school’s senior leadership team, the governors are focusing their involvement on enhancing teaching and learning throughout the school. Our governing body has adopted the National Governors Association Code of Conduct.

Minutes of Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings are available on request from the Clerk of Governors via the school office.


We currently have the following committees that meet as and when required:


This committee has delegated responsibility from the Full Governing Body (FGB) to carry out the required admissions processes for the school. Chair Liz Rhodes.

Pay Committee

This committee focuses on the achievement of the school’s aims and in respect of all pay matters. Specifically ensuring staff are appropriately rewarded for their performance in line with the pay policy. Chair Liz Rhodes.

Headteachers Performance Management

This committee has delegated responsibility from the Full Governing Body (FGB) to carry out the performance management process for the Headteacher on an annual basis. Chair Phil Wells.


The Governing Body decided to adopt a new model for meetings from September 2016, instead of delegating some tasks to committees they now meet 11 times a year. This streamlined approach will enable the Governing Body to concentrate on the aim of raising standards on the drive to “Outstanding”.

Meeting Dates 2017-18

Autumn Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

21 September

Full Governing Body (FGB)

16 October

Full Governing Body (FGB)

23 November

Full Governing Body (FGB)

18 December

Spring Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

15 January

Full Governing Body (FGB)

22 February

Full Governing Body (FGB)

26 March

Summer Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

26 April

Full Governing Body (FGB)

21 May

Full Governing Body (FGB)

21 June

Full Governing Body (FGB)

16 July

New Foyer

New Staffroom