Churchend Primary Academy

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Churchend Academy Governance



Our Governing Body consists of:

1 Chair (Mrs Dawn Smith)
2 Parent Governors (Alan Fawzy and Simon Fields)
3 Co-opted Governors ( Francis Umukoro, Theresa Robinson and Godfried Nyamekyeh )
1 Teaching staff Governor  (Steph Greggan)
1 Non-Teaching staff Governor (Vacancy)

1 Community Governor: (Daniel Knowles)
Headteacher: Howard Seymour
Jane Brown: Company Secretary and School Business Manager
Jodie Smith: Governance Professional 

Each governor serves a term of 4 years. The chair and vice chair hold this position for 1 year.


Parents elect the Parent Governors, the Governing Body selects its Community Governors, teachers vote for their teacher governor.

The remaining staff select their representative.

The Full Governing Body meet at least four times a year.


Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available for public viewing from the School Office and copies are available from the clerk on request free of charge.

Chair of Full Governing Body: Mrs Dawn Smith
Vice Chair of Full Governing Body: Francis Umukoro

Safeguarding: Mrs Dawn Smith
Pupil premium: 
Health & Safety: Simon Fields
Science: Alan Fawzy

RHSE:Francis Umukoro

Finance, Audit, Premises and Personnel Committee

Alan Fawzy (Chair)

Francis Umukoro

Theresa Robinson

Howard Seymour - Headteacher

Jane Brown - School Business Manager

Management Committee
Dawn Smith (Chair)
Alan Fawzy

Howard Seymour -Headteacher

Jane Brown - School Business Manager


Curriculum Committee

Steph Greggan (Chair)

Francis Umukoro

Dawn Smith

Howard Seymour

Simon Fields

Admissions Committee
Steph Greggan

Alan Fawzy

Howard Seymour -Headteacher


All governors can be contacted via the main school office or the Clerk.

Please call the School on 0118 9375450 or

email the Governance professional or

write to the school address of Usk Road, Tilehurst,Reading, RG30 4HP.

The three core functions of the governing body


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

If you or somebody that you know is interested in becoming a school governor please contact the clerk to the governors at Churchend: