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Poulner Infant School

Learning for Life

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Poulner Infant School

Learning for Life



      Welcome to the Governors Page


The Role of the Governing Body


As our role is strategic we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team who ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. Our role as Governors is to help shape the strategic direction of the school and oversee the maintaining of and improvement of the standards of achievement here at Poulner Infants. We strive to support the school in every way that we can to maintain standards and most importantly provide a good and safe learning environment for all our children.

Whilst this is not an exhaustive list, as Governors we are appointed to:

  • Be a critical friend
  • Be involved in creating the School Improvement Plan to ensure that all children are challenged and encouraged to aspire to do the best they can in all areas of their learning
  • Use our own individual expertise for the benefit of the school
  • Support the Head Teacher and all the staff as well as being able to challenge
  • Be responsible for the appointment of any future Head Teacher
  • Agree policies and ensure statutory requirements are followed
  • Review our own working practices from time to time


The full Governing Body meet once every half term as do the Resources and Curriculum committees who report back to the GB. All governors share these responsibilities and work as a team. Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:

  • School Improvement Plan
  • Head Teacher Performance Management
  • Staff Pay Committee
  • Some staff appointments
  • Financial Management of the school
  • The curriculum in school



Below are details of our Governors and which committees they serve on although on occasions an additional sub-committee maybe needed for various reasons. On these occasions members will be drawn from the whole GB.


Michelle Buckler 

Chair of Governor



Full namePosition heldType of GovernorTerm of OfficeTerm end dateCommittee MembershipFGB Meeting Attendance record 21/22
Michelle BucklerChair of GovernorsCo-opted Governor4 years 13th Jul 2023Curriculum Committee / Pay CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Jo ConnerHeadteacherHeadteacherN/ADuration of postResources CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Joe MoorhouseVice ChairCo-opted Governor4 years 16th Jul 2025Pay Committee / Resources CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Michael ChaseInclusion GovernorParent Governor4 years 16th Mar 2024Curriculum Committee / Headteachers Performance Management  CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Jeremy HeronHealth and Safety GovernorLocal Authority Governor4 years 13th Jul 2023Pay Committee / Resources CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Mike LammasN/AParent Governor4 years 14th Mar 2026Curriculum CommitteeAttended 0% (0 out of 2)
Emma OstlerSafeguarding GovernorCo-opted Governor4 years 16th Oct 2026Curriculum Committee / Headteachers Performance Management  CommitteeAttended 100% (6 out of 6)
Charlene PerryN/ACo-opted Governor4 years 18th Oct 2025Resources CommitteeAttended 66%  (4 out of 6)
Helen RoughleyWebsite Compliance GovernorStaff4 years 14th Mar 2026Curriculum CommitteeAttended 100% (3 out of 3) * Elected mid term
Sam TitleyDevelopment and Training GovernorCo-opted Governor4 years 16th Mar 2024Curriculum CommitteeAttended 83% (5 out of 6)
Sarah WilliamsWellbeing GovernorParent Governor4 years 6th Oct 2026Resources CommitteeN/A * Elected in Oct 22


Any Questions


Our Clerk to the Governors is Sandra Coombes, please email if you are interested in becoming a governor or have any questions.