Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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Meetings 2021-2022

 Sub Committee Meetings

Performance and Standards/Finance, Resources and Risk 

(meetings held online)

  • 16th November 2021
  • 18th January 2022
  • 3rd May 2022
  • 21st June 2022 

Full Governing Board Meetings

(meetings held in school)

  • 5th October 2021
  • 30th November 2021
  • 1st February 2022
  • 17th May 2022
  • 5th July 2022 

 Meetings and Minutes 

Please contact the school office if you require a printed version of any of the documents. 

Click here for Governor attendance 2020 -2021

Click here for Governor attendance 2019-2020


Sally Pocock and Emma Lindsay attended SBC cabinet meeting 13/10/21 to further understand the vision of maintained schools going forward. Their agenda click here.

Governor Training

The Governors at Bishopstone CE take their role very seriously, below is some of the training that they have been on recently:

Governor Training


Training Course

Mrs Sally Pocock

Safer Recruitment (06/21)

Mrs Sue Tremlin

Safeguarding L2

Mrs Kate Wright

Safeguarding L2

Mrs Sally Pocock

New Governor

Mrs Sally Pocock


Mrs Kate Wright


Mrs Kate Wright

New Governor

Mrs Kate Wright




Our governors work at the core of Bishopstone School.  If you wish to have something discussed at a governors meeting please contact one of the Parent Governors - Tara Zimmer

We currently have a parent vacancy which we are recruiting for, please click here for the information sent home on 13/10/21

Upon joining the board you will be asked to complete a skills audit.  This is a useful document to look at if you are also considering becoming a governor.  Please click here to read through a copy.  All governors have access to resources through The Schoolbus and Governors Support provided by Blue Kite Trust.

Click on the links below to find out more

Chair of Governors: Sally Pocock (joined March 2019, CoG from Mar21)

Co-opted Governor: Bethany Pearson (teacher, joined January 2020)

Co-opted Governor: Kate Wright (joined June 2017)

Parent Governor: Tara Zimmer (joined June 2021)

Staff Governor: Sue Tremlin (retired July 2021 but currently remains on the board for consistency until new staff Governors can be recruited)

Headteacher: Emma Lindsay (joined Sept 2013)

Foundation Governor: Karen Stevens, joined 23/03/21

Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor): Kate Wright (position taken from February 2020)


Clerk to the Governors - Sue Dent (joined January 2019 - resigned July 2021)

Parent Governor: Mark Oakley (joined March 2019 - resigned July 2021)

Foundation Governor: Vacant - Revd William O'Connell retired Jan 2021

We are delighted to have employed a new Clerk to the Governors who will be joining us in October 2021, when safeguarding checks are complete.  We will then introduce her to you.

No Governor is currently a Governor of another school. 

Useful Documents

For the National Governors' Association - Code of Conduct that the Governing Body adheres to please click here

Instrument of Government 2020 click here

Structure of Bishopstone CE Governing Board - 

This is currently under review with a change of both members and the way that the board is going to be structured from September 2021 (June21)