Welcome to Pencombe CE School
Please find a copy of our latest Ofsted report in the Information section. We are extremely proud to say that within the report, it states that: ‘There is a strong team ethos across the school. Governors and staff are committed to seeing the school improve, and parents are appreciative of how the leadership and staff support their children. Pupil’s grow in knowledge and understanding through a well-balanced curriculum with a strong focus to improve basic skills. Teaching is effective across the school and successfully supports children with all abilities.’
One parent wrote: “My child enjoys going to school and is being looked after. If I have any worries, I speak to the teachers.”

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Governor Information

Governing Body

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Governors

Governor Meeting Attendance

Governing Body

What do governors do?

As Governors we have certain responsibilities which have a strong focus on three core functions:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Welcome from the Chair of Governors

    Pencombe CE Primary School is situated in the heart of the village between the church and the village hall. We are proud of our strong relationships with both of these neighbours. All pupils and staff attend weekly Wednesday Worship in the church, led by our Rector. Parents and other family members also take part in these services along with members of the village community. We also attend church to celebrate various Christian festivals including Easter and Christmas. The village hall is the venue for our PE lessons and our various musical and dramatic productions.

    The school prides itself on being a safe and welcoming environment where all of the staff are committed to ensuring that all children achieve the best possible outcomes and skills that will equip them for the rest of their lives. Our children are happy and enjoy coming to school.

    In September 2017 the school entered a new chapter in its life when it became part of the HMFA – the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies – enabling us to maintain our unique identity but also to share in the benefits of being part of a larger community. The staff can benefit from shared expertise of subject specialist teachers and the pupils have extra opportunities for a variety of sporting, musical and residential trips.

    The school has a thriving PTFA which works tirelessly to raise funds to support the school and also provide social events to be enjoyed by parents, pupils and members of the local community.

    Governors

    Mrs C HAYES, CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

    APPOINTED BY: Local Authority

    DATE APPOINTED: 1/04/14

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Chair of Governors
    Finance Committee
    SMSC Governor

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:- None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/04/14 – 31/03/22

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
    Bromyard Grammar School Foundation

    Dr JK ILSLEY , VICE CHAIR

    APPOINTED BY: Foundation

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/01/16

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Vice Chair of Governors
    Finance Committee
    Safeguarding Governor

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:- None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/01/16 – 31/12/22

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    Ms M NEWTON , EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

    APPOINTED BY: Ex Officio

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/17

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Finance Committee

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:-
    Headteacher – Marden Primary Academy
    Partner of Peter Box, HMFA CEO

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/09/17

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
    Marden Primary Academy
    St Weonards Primary School

    Mr R GAUNT, FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Foundation

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/15

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Vice Chair of Finance Committee

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/09/15 – 31/08/19

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    Mr D SANGER , PARENT GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Parent

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/15

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Chair of Finance Committee

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:- None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/09/15 – 31/08/19

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    REV E SIDWELL , FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Foundation

    DATE APPOINTED: 18/05/15

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    SMSC Governor

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 18/05/15 – 17/05/19

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
    Bredenbury Primary School

    Mrs G TURNER, FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Foundation

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/04/14

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    SEND Governor

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
    D & G LEGGE, Shortwood Farm

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/04/14 – 31/03/22

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    Mrs J THOMPSON-PHELAN, PARENT GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Parent

    DATE APPOINTED: 02/05/17

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Community Link Governor

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 02/05/17 – 01/05/21

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    Mrs V GOODMAN, STAFF GOVERNOR

    APPOINTED BY: Staff

    DATE APPOINTED: 01/09/18

    RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE GOVERNING BODY:
    Finance Committee

    DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: None

    TERM OF OFFICE: 01/09/18 – 31/08/22

    OTHER GOVERNING ROLES IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS: None

    Mrs D BERRY, CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS

    Governor Meeting Attendance

    C HAYES

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    5 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    DR JK ILSLEY

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    4 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MRS S BISHOP(RESIGNED 04/09/17)

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    4 OUT OF POSSIBLE 4

    MR R GAUNT

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2016:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MR D SANGER

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    4 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    REV E SIDWELL

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    4 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MRS G TURNER

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    5 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MRS J THOMPSON-PHELAN

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MS M NEWTON

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

    MR G BROCKLESBY

    MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6
    FINANCE MEETINGS ATTENDED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017:
    6 OUT OF POSSIBLE 6

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