Ashford Church of England Primary School

Ashford Church of England Primary School

01784 253310   •   Contact Us


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 a code of conduct to uphold the seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

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:

Achievement Committee

Chair Louise Bowman. The responsibility of the Committee is to:

  • Ensure Ashford CE Primary School promotes the highest standards of pupil achievement and improves academic standards.
  • Monitor attainment and progress of all pupils including specific groups e.g. SEND, PP, PP+, the more able, gender.
  • Monitor and evaluate assessment for all groups.
  • Analyse school performance data (including FFT, APS, Ofsted inspection reports, DFE tables etc.) and assess the school’s performance and the performance of vulnerable groups in order to maintain high standards and expectations for all pupils.
  • Ensure governor data is presented in a clear format where key issues can be easily identified and monitored.
Admissions Committee

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

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 Executive Headteachers Performance Management will be carried out in partnership with governors from Littleton Church of England Nursery and Infant School.

Pay Committee

Chair Phil Wells. 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.

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

Meeting Dates 2022-23

Autumn Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

27 September

Full Governing Body (FGB)

18 October

Full Governing Body (FGB)

28 November

Full Governing Body (FGB)

15 December

Spring Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

24 January

Full Governing Body (FGB)

23 February

Full Governing Body (FGB)

28 March

Summer Term

Full Governing Body (FGB)

27 April

Full Governing Body (FGB)

23 May

Full Governing Body (FGB)

22 June

Full Governing Body (FGB)

13 July

The Governing Body of Ashford CE Primary School has agreed that Full Governing Body meetings will be “open.” Open meetings are meetings of the Full Governing Body to which members of the public, including school staff and parents can request, in writing, to attend, as observers. This protocol outlines the conduct expected by the governing body of those requesting attendance.

Open Meeting Protocol

Governors Code of Conduct

Alternative Participation Protocol

Governors' Allowances Policy