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  • Jeffries Primary and Nursery School,
  • Vernon Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield,
  • Nottinghamshire, NG17 8EE,
  • 01623 460274


Our Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.


In March 2015 the governing body elected to reconstitute under the 2012 School Governance Regulations. We took this decision as it allowed us to change the numbers and types of governors we have and to appoint more people on the basis of the skills they could bring.

The governing body now consists of:

  • Four elected parent governors
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • One elected staff governor
  • The headteacher
  • Five co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.



The governing body of Jeffries Primary is currently:

Name  Appointed by Category  Start date  End date  Register of interests
Mrs Sandra Darker Staff Election Staff 13/10/2014 12/10/2018 Completed
Mr Mark Porter Governing Body Co-opted 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 Completed
Mr Robert Gonouya Parent Election Parent 22/10/2015 21/10/2019  
Ms Maura Mansfield Governing Body Co-opted 25/01/2016 24/01/2020 Completed
Mrs Sarah Parnell Governing Body Co-opted 08/09/2016 07/09/2020 Completed
Ms Teresa Green Governing Body Associate 08/09/2016 07/09/2020 Completed
Donna Boardman Parent Election Parent 07/12/2016 06/12/2020 Completed
John Chamberlain Parent Election Parent 12/12/2016 11/12/2020 Completed
Alexis Moon Governing Body Associate 12/12/2016 11/12/2020 Yes


All Governors are members of the Combined Committee

Vice chair: Mark Porter

Clerk to Governors: Kerry Palmer

Quoracy: 50% (rounded up) of membership for FGB, 3 governors for Combined Committee. 


Parents / carers can request an appointment to view minutes of Governor Meetings.