Welcome to Nutfield Church (C of E) Primary School

Call us on: 01737 823239

Governing Body

A warm welcome from our Co Chairs of Governors, Mrs Serena Fowler and Mr Sam Nicholls.

The Governing Body of Nutfield Church (C of E) Primary School shall consist of 14 Governors drawn from the wider community that the school covers including parents, staff, the local churches, Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the Local Authority.  The individual members bring a diversity of knowledge and experience to our school.

The three core functions of the Governing Body are:

Setting strategic direction

  • Clarity of vision and ethos
  • Meeting statutory deadlines
  • Engaging stakeholders

Creating robust accountability

  • For teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety
  • Strengthening school leadership
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity

  • Solvency and effective financial management
  • Use of Pupil Premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning

The Governing Body works in partnership with our Headteacher, the staff, parents, Local Authority and the Diocese towards the continuing improvement in standards and achievements at our school.

The full Governing Body meets once every half term.  We also have committees for Finance, Discipline and Appraisal & Pay in which certain Governors are appointed according to their skills set.  .  

All the classes in our school have a Class Governor attached to them; the Class Governor visit their allocated class and work with the Class Teacher. The Class Governor will remain with their allocated class as the class progresses through the school to enable continuity.

Some Governors have specific responsibility for certain areas such as Child Protection, Special Needs, Early Years, and Governor training. This allows the nominated Governor to focus on a particular area, work closely with the relevant staff, and feed back to the full Governing Body.

Governors are expected to visit the school regularly to get to know the staff and pupils and observe our school at work. The visiting Governor reports back to the full Governing Body to help with the strategic role and future direction for our school.

Every year Governors, staff, representatives from the PTFA, representative volunteers and the School Council meet to work together to plan the future developments of our school.





Mr. Sam Nicholls Co Chair of the FGB
LA Governor
Co-Chair of FGB, Honorary Treasurer, Sports Premium Governor, Year R Class Governor, Appraisal & Pay Committee, Finance Committee, Discipline Committee Retired 28/06/2018


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Mrs. Serena Fowler Co Chair of the FGB
Foundation Governor (SDBE) for St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield
Co-Chair of the FGB, RE/CW/SMSC/British Values Governor, Year 3 Class Governor, Admissions & Appeals Governor, Appraisal & Pay Committee None 04/06/2018


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Miss Imogen Woods Headteacher – Ex Officio Designated Safeguarding lead, Appraisal & Pay Committee (Advisory), Admissions officer Headteacher Ex Officio
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Rev. Phaedra Pamphilon- Green Foundation Governor – Ex Officio – St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield.   Clergy NEW GOVERNOR from Sept 2017
Mrs. Katharine Brooks Staff Governor   Teacher  3 of 6
Mr. Christopher Pearse Foundation Governor for Christ Church, South Nutfield Numeracy Governor, Inclusion Governor,
Year 5 Class Governor, Finance Committee.
Financial Services 16/07/2021
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Mrs. Vicky Atherley Foundation Governor – St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield.   Brand Design 04/06/2021

NEW GOVERNOR from Sept 2017

Mr. Michael Hill Parent Governor Year 1 Governor, English Governor, Governor Fund, Finance Committee, Discipline Committee. Financial Advisor 17/12/2019
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Mrs. Diane Martin Foundation Governor (SDBE) for Christ Church, South Nutfield. Behaviour & Safety Governor, Child Protection/Looked After Governor, Year 6 Governor, Discipline Committee, Governor responsible Whistleblowing Retired 22/07/2020


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Mrs. Kristy Armer Foundation Governor St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield  Year 2 Class Governor,

Governor Fund

 Banking 04/09/2020


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Mr. Simon Mould


Parent Governor


 Year 4 Class Governor


 Provision of TV, Broadband & Telephones




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Miss Anna Morris Co-Opted Governor – Staff Member    Deputy Headteacher 2 of 2
Mrs. Jane Vorster


Foundation Governor for Christ Church, South Nutfield   Retired New Governor from November 2017

 The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Philippa Assender who can be contacted via the School Office.
Please feel free to contact any member of the Governing Body via the School Office.

Tel: 01737 823239.