The role of the Governing Body is:

  • To form close links with the school and to give encouragement and support to the school in pursuit of its aims and objectives.
  • To monitor the performance of the school and to oversee the conduct and the content of the curriculum.
  • To administer the financial resources of the school
  • To assess the needs of the school and monitor the fabric of the building.
  • To represent the legitimate concerns and interests of the pupils, parents, staff in the wider sense, thus serving the school and the community.
  • To oversee health and safety in the school.
  • To support and celebrate positive developments in the school.


  • Vacancy 

Local Authority

  • Vacancy


  • Mrs Hannah Harrington
  • Mr Steve Minall
  • Mr Simon Mills


  • Mr Chris Norman (Chair)
  • Mrs Lisa Taylor
  • Mr Peter Ong (Vice-Chair) 


  • Miss Chloe Gilmartin


  • Mrs Melanie Smallwood


  • Mrs Louise Smale
Bishops Tawton Primary School, School Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0AE

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