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Welcome to our Governors’ Section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured.


The Countess Gytha Primary School local governing board (LGB) is made up of the Head Teacher, a representative from the teaching staff and volunteers from parents and the community. The local governing board meet three times a year.


 The core functions of the governing board are:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent


If you would like to contact any member of the Governing Body please do so through the school office.


The day-to-day management and running of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and School Leadership Team (SLT).  It is their job to report to the governors so we can undertake our main functions as outline above.


Our current governors are:


NameGovernor TypeSpecific RoleContact
David GordonHead TeacherAll Groups01935 850345
Lucy PuntonParentChair of Governors, Safeguarding and Health and SafetyVia school on 01935 850345
Cllr Mike LewisCommunityDeputy Chair of Governors and Looked After ChildrenVia school on 01935 850345
Helen TrussonStaffGDPRVia school on 01935 850345
Helen CullenDirector AppointedSpecial Educational NeedsVia school on 01935 850345
Sam CliftonParentMental Health and WellbeingVia school on 01935 850345
Paul WilsonDirector AppointedPupil Premium and Vulnerable GroupsVia school on 01935 850345
Sharon BradfordClerk to GovernorsClerk to Local Governing BodyVia school on 01935 850345






Making contact


Our Governors always welcome contact with those wishing to know more about what we do, or to pass on comments or ask questions.  Please feel free to get in touch. 

Our Local Governing Body Structure (2021-22)

Governor Minutes


If you wish to see the minutes of our Local Governing Body meetings, please contact the school office.