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NURSTEED Community Primary School

‘Through kindness, teamwork and determination we thrive.’


The responsibility for the strategic management of the school is shared between the head teacher and the school governors.


Governing Bodies have a range of duties and powers including:

  • Helping to establish, with the head teacher, the aims and policies of the school

  • Advising on spending the school budget
  • Ensuring that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are provided
  • Selecting the head teacher
  • Appointing, promoting, supporting and disciplining staff
  • Providing outside advice, acting as a link between the local community and school.

The Governing Body has a general responsibility for strategic management of the school. It is not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school – that is the function of the head teacher and other staff. The Governing Body is a group: individual members have no power, except when the whole Governing Body has delegated a specific power to an individual. The Governing Body meets at least termly.


Chair of Governors: Mr Andrew Geddes

Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Jim Smith

Clerk: Mr Luke Fletcher

The quorum to hold meetings and for all business is 6.


Teaching and Learning Committee

Chair:  Mr Peter Corbett


Resources Committee

Chair: Mr Andy Geddes


Members of the Governing Body

The following governors served in the school year at any point in the last 12 months:


Mrs Christine Corbett

Appointed: 22/01/2020

Term of office: 21/01/24

Appointment: Local Authority


Mr Peter Corbett

Appointed: 21/01/21

Term of office: 22/01/25

Appointment: Co-opted


Mrs Josephine French

Appointed: 02/10/17

Term of office: 01/10/21

Stepped down 31/08/21

Appointment: Parent


Mr Andrew Geddes

Appointed: 26/01/15

Term of office: 20/01/23

Appointment: Co-opted


Miss Kirsty-May Rew

Appointed: 11/11/2020

Term of office: 11/11/24

Appointment: Staff


Mrs Kay Vousden

Appointed: 01/09/2019

Term of office: N/A

Appointment: Staff (headteacher)


Mr James Smith

Appointed: 17/03/2020

Term of office: 16/03/2024

Appointment: Co-opted


Mrs Nicola Parry

Appointed: 26/05/2021

Term of office: 26/05/2025

Appointment: Parent


Mr Martin Armitage 

Appointed: 26/05/2021

Term of office: 26/05/2025

Appointment: Co-opted


Mr Cliff Evans

Appointed: 15/09/2021

Term of office: 15/09/2025

Appointment: Co-opted


Mr Paul Dyer

Appointed: 06/10/2021

Term of office: 06/10/2025


Mrs Sarah Kyte


Appointed: 06/10/2021

Term of office: 06/10/2025

Appointment: Parent Governor


We currently have one Parent Governor vacancy. If you would be interested in considering this position please contact school to discuss the role and the process to be elected.




A register of business and pecuniary interests is completed at all governing body meetings.

No such interests have been declared.


The table below records the attendance record of governors in the last school year.

Governors Attendance Register 2021/22           
Date of Meeting15/09/202122/09/202106/10/202117/11/2124/11/2119/01/222/02/2209/03/2216/03/2223/03/22    
Mrs Kay VousdenPPPPPPPPPP    
Mr Andrew GeddesP*PPAPPP*P    
Miss Kirsty-May Cleverly*PP*APP*AA    
Mr Peter Corbett*PP*APP*PP    
Mrs Christine Corbett*PP*APP*PA    
Mr James Smith*PP*PPP*PP    
Mrs Nicola Parry*PP*PAP*PP    
Mr Martin ArmitageP*PPP*PP*P    
Mr Cliff EvansP*APP*PA*A    
Mr Paul Dyer O *PP*PP*P    
Mrs Sarah Kyte*****PPPPA    
Mr Michael Harper*********P    
Mr Luke Fletcher (Clerk)PPPPPPPPPP    
Quorate Total2343346334    
Total Attended47956711668    
P = PRESENT              
* = NOT APPLICABLE              
A = APOLOGIES              


O = OBSERVING              

Governors Attendance Register 2020 / 2021