Main Street, St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0AA

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St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp




Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and the work that we do.



Term of Office

Helen Sharpe

Co-opted Governor

(Chair & Safeguarding governor)

 March 2019

Alex McCarthy

 Parent Governor  (Vice Chair)

 September 2019

Alex Nancollis

 Co-opted Governor (SENCo governor)

September 2019

Michael Rowell


 July 2019

Gus Kennedy

 Co-opted Governor

 March 2019

Dominic O Reilly

 Parent Governor

 September 2019

Alan Bowes

 Co-opted Governor

 September 2019

Simon Walker

 Co-opted Governor

 September 2019

Nick Smith

Co-opted Governor

 June 2019

Laura Storey

Staff Governor

 March 2019

Anne Blaney

Staff Governor

 April 2018

Clair Spedding

Co-opted Governor

 December 2019




Karen James 

 Clerk to Governors



At St Bees Village School our governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

The purpose of our governing bodies is to support the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.

The governing body will have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements

The full Board of Governors meets at least once each term with supporting committees to consider different aspects of the school in more detail. At St Bees Village School we have committees that look at; finance, personnel, curriculum and premises. We align each governors skill set with the committee of most relevance to encourage full involvement from governors.

To download the full document 'Annual Governance Statement Dec 16' click here.

To download the 'Governor Responsibility Document' click here.

To download a full copy of 'Attendance Record of Governors' click here.


The Board of Governors was newly constituted in May 2014 in line with the Statutory Guidance on School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. 

If you would like to contact one of our governors, fill in the form below.  If the query is for a particular governor, please state this in your e-mail, thank you.

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