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Suckley School Governing Body:

Suckley School Governing Body:  1 Chair of Governors: John Burton: I was appointed as an LEA governor in 2001. When the school converted to an Academy my appointment changed to that of co-opted trustee. I am a Chartered Building Surveyor and have worked most of my career in public services principally in the education sector in the counties of Hereford and Worcester. I am very interested in how the positive development of a school is achieved in an environment of constant change, principally by good leadership identifying clear goals and the means of achieving those goals, and then actively monitoring progress. Governors play a key role in this by challenging and contributing to goal setting and then monitoring progress. In March 2016 I was elected to the role of Chair.
Suckley School Governing Body:  2 Vice Chair: Karen Smith : After being chair of the Suckley Friends Association for a time I was asked to join the Board of Governors which was longer ago than I care to remember. Both my children attended Suckley. I am very passionate about our little school as I really feel that the start that a child gets at their primary school is key to the rest of their life and I believe that Suckley School is a fantastic stepping stone to a bright future for its pupils I work as Financial controller so I have a keen interest in the financial running of the school as well as being on the Curriculum Committee and also the SEN Governor.
Suckley School Governing Body:  3 Parent Governor: Dawn Jammal I am Parent Governor at Suckley School and was elected in the Autumn Term 2013. I have two children attending Suckley in Years 6 & 3 I am the Safeguarding governor for the school, and chair of the Curriculum Committee. In previous jobs I worked with “At Risk” teenagers and truly believe if those teenagers had had the support, encouragement and nurturing that Suckley offers then I wouldn’t have had such a huge case load. I am committed to supporting the continuous improvement of our school to ensure all children are safe, happy and eager to learn.
Suckley School Governing Body:  4 Resources Committee Chair: Di Holloway: I am a qualified chartered accountant and run a local business, ‘Holloways’ which retails furniture. My position in Suckley Primary School has been Chair of the Governors for the last four years, until March 2016. I have also been a Governor since my daughter was a pupil here in 2001. I love being involved with children’s education and have experience in being a governor at two other schools.
Suckley School Governing Body:  5 Community Governor: Liz Devenish:I have lived in Suckley for 22 years, and have recently retired from my role as an orthodontist in Malvern. I serve on Suckley Parish Council, on the Parochial Church Council, and am also a churchwarden. I have two daughters and two little grandsons who live locally and take up quite a lot of my time! I also manage to fit in some hobbies; I love singing, and geology is a favourite which involves lots of interesting travelling.
Suckley School Governing Body:  6 Parent Governor: Duane Berry: I was elected as a parent governor in 2014 and have two children. I am a member of the CIOB and run my own small construction business. As I am an ex pupil of Suckley school I have a very keen and genuine interest in helping the school continue with its success. If you have any concerns or suggestions that you would like to discuss, please feel free to grab me for a chat.
Suckley School Governing Body:  7 Rev’d Anne Potter: Community Governor: As a mother, a primary school teacher and a Governor for a number of years in four primary schools (three different educational counties) I have an ongoing interest in the governance of local schools. As a trained bookkeeper I have also had experience in the running of an engineering business and village shop and Post Office. Every local school, and particularly the primary school, is an integral and important part of every community in which it is geographically situated. Being the local Vicar I am in the really privileged position of meeting and engaging with the people in the community of Suckley, whether they live or work in the parish or come to visit family and friends. This, of course, includes all the children, their parents and the staff of Suckley School.
Suckley School Governing Body:  8 Clerk to the Governing body : John Ling
Suckley School Governing Body:  9 Sue Perry- have been a co-opted Governor of Suckley school since September 2016. I have had a career in the Nursing profession for the last forty years, twenty of which were in management. I am now retired. I have two grown up daughters and two grandchildren and have had previous experience as a parent Governor whilst my daughters were at school. I am pleased to have the opportunity to be able to contribute to the continued success of Suckley School and will do my best to support the teaching staff, children and parents. I have a special interest in literacy and have enjoyed being part of a group of volunteers listening to children reading once a week.

Suckley Governors Roles and Responsibilities 2016-17


The Suckley School Governing Body are a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils and the community of which it forms a part of. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Body, but all have a commitment to helping the school. Suckley School is an Academy, and as this all governors are Trustees.

Governors are an important part of our school and have responsibility for the effective leadership and management of the school. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher, whilst any decisions about change and developments in school policies, staff appointments, premises, finance and Special Needs provision are approved by the Governing Body. This requires an understanding of how the school works and is only achieved by developing and maintaining close working relationships with the Head teacher, staff, children and their parents.


The Governors closely monitor the effectiveness of the school using a set of Key Performance indicators, academic and financial. To do this they make up two committees: Resources and Curriculum.






Current Term of Office


Mr John Burton

Chair of Governor


Chair 2016



Mrs Diana Holloway

Community Governor


2016- 2020

Resources ( Chair)

Mrs Sue Perry

Co-opted Governor




Ms Karen Smith

Vice Chair

Community Governor




Ms Liz Devenish

Community Governor




2015- 2019


The Rev. Anne Potter

Co-opted Governor






Mrs Sheila Marshall

Staff Head Teacher

Accounting Officer






Ms Jo Rogers

Staff Teaching













Mr Duane Berry

Parent Governor






Mrs Dawn Jammal

Parent Governor





Curriculum ( Chair)

Mr John Ling

Clerk to the Governors






Suckley Governors Code of Conduct

Governor/Trustees attendance at meetings 2015-16

Governor vacancy