Swimbridge Church of England Primary School’s governing body exists to provide strategic direction and an oversight of the leadership, management and operation of the school. The governors help to drive the School's vision for education and take a strategic view of its activities. They bring experience and expertise from other walks of life into the school. This section informs you who the governors are, how they are appointed and elected, what they do and what their legal duties are.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at our school, please contact the Headteacher on 01271 830437 or via our Clerk to Governors at

If you would like to raise a complaint please also email the Clerk to Governors in the first instance on the address above.

Colin Wadsworth
(Chair - Foundation)
Appointed by Diocese
Term of Office: 11.09.2020 - 10.09.2024

Angela Fleming
(Head - Ex-Officio)
Appointed 01.09.20 by virtue of office as Headteacher
Term of Office: Open

Gemma Poland
Elected by Staff
Term of Office: 26.9.2022 - 25.9.2026

Penny Lewis
Elected by Staff
Term of Office: 26
.9.2022 - 25.9.2026

Pollyanna Mears
Appointed by Diocese
Term of Office: 26.9.2022 - 25.9.2026

Damian Hunter
Appointed by Diocese
Term of Office: 21.09.2020 - 20.09.2024

Amy McLaughlin
(LA Governor)
Appointed by
Term of Office: 01.11.2017 -

Heather Dennis
Term of Office: 1
4.12.2020 - 13.12.2024

Kimberley Turner
Term of Off
ice: 08.11.2021 - 09.11.2025

Important Documents and

Governor Committee Terms of Reference

1st (Hearings) Committee
Governor Allowances
Safeguarding Lead Governor
2nd (Appeals) Committee
Pay & Performance
Governor attendance at meetings 20202021.docx.pdf
Curriculum School Improvement
HT Appraisal Panel
Governing Board Register of Business Interests
Instrument of Government
Roles of the Governing Body.pdf

Meeting Minutes