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Our Governing Body is composed of a group of committed volunteers, who have responsibility for the strategic development of the school. They bring a range of different skills, experiences and interests with them, representing local businesses, schools and the community. Our governors provide essential links between the school and its parents, carers and the local community.

Governors are appointed by the Governing Body with the exception of Parent Governors, who are elected by parents and carers, and Staff Governors, who are elected by school staff.

Our Governors

The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year and this list will be updated accordingly. 

The current governing body with their roles and term of office.
Term of Office
Role/Responsibility and Committee

Mr Stewart Miller

12.10.2022 – 11.10.2025

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Standards & Quality (Chair)

Finance & Resources


Health & Safety

Safer Recruitment

Freedom of Information

Data Protection

Mental Health


Mrs Helen Morrall 01.09.2015

Head teacher

Standards & Quality

Finance & Resources


Safer Recruitment


Mrs Allison Munns 03.11.2022 – 02.11.2026

Co-opted Governor

Finance & Resources

Standards & Quality 

Safer Recruitment



Miss Emma Cotter

20.09.2023 - 19.09.2027

Staff Governor (elected)

Finance & Resources

Standards & Quality

Mr Bob Ballard 22.03.2021 – 21.03.2025

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Finance & Resources

Standards & Quality

Staffing (Chair)

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Pupil Premium & LAC Funding


Website Compliance

Curriculum & Adaptive Teaching


Ms Parul Bhagat 13.07.2023 - 12.07.2027

Co-opted Governor

Standards & Quality


Safeguarding/Child Protection


Ms Laura Pereira 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2024

Parent Governor (elected)

Finance & Resources (Chair)



Sports Funding & OPAL


Ms Julie Ann Cormie 17.10.2023 - 16.10.2027

Parent Governor 




Mrs Natalie Hurst 18.03.2024 - 17.03.2028 Parent Governor  
Mrs Linda O'Sullivan   Clerk  

Contacting our Governing Body

If you would like to contact a member of our Governing Body, you can do so by sending written correspondence to: Clerk to the Governing Body, The Avenue Infant School, The Avenue, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4ET.

Alternatively, you can email your correspondence to

Governor Attendance Registers

The Full Governing Body meets six times throughout the school year, we have three sub committees, Standards & Quality, Finance & Resources and Staffing which meet at least 2 or 3 times a year.

Attendance records of all Full Governor Body meetings and sub committee meetings are attached below. 

Categories of Governors

Our Governing Body consists of different categories of governors and our Headteacher and a Staff Governor.

Parent Governors

The role of a Parent Governor is to bring a parental prospective to the issues discussed and help the governing body to understand a parent's viewpoint. This will assist the governing body to make good decisions and maintain a link between governance and the parent community.

Co-opted Governors

A Co-opted Governor is a person appointed to the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of our school. As a Co-opted Governor, they will act in the best interests of the school and wider community.

Local Authority Governor

A Local Authority Governor is nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of our school. As a Local Authority Governor, they will act in the best interests of the school and wider community.

What is the role of a governor?

Our governing body works with staff, parents and carers to provide the best possible framework for educating our pupils. They are involved in all aspects of school life and meet regularly with the school's Senior Leadership Team. They fulfil their responsibility by:

  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the school: the Governing Body create robust accountability for the school's leadership team through rigorous analysis of performance and financial information.
  • Setting the school's vision and the strategy for achieving this vision: the school's vision centres on pupil progress and achievement and, working with senior leaders, the Governing Body agree key priorities  and key performance indicators against which progress towards achieving can be measured.
  • Ensuring the school's financial success and probity: the Governing Body must ensure that the budget that the school receives is managed effectively, and with regard to value for money.

Thinking of becoming a governor?

If you would like more general information about what the role of a governor entails, please use the links below, or if you would like to find out about becoming a governor at our school, please contact the school office on 01933 276366 or email

Interested in becoming a school governor or trustee? | National Governance Association

Apply to become a governor | North Northamptonshire Council (