Meet Our School Governors

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Chair of Governors

Dr. Sean Bracken

Chair of Governors & Local Authority Governor

Responsibility for Pupil Premium Grant and Primary Sports Grant

Dr. Bracken does not have any financial or business interest within Fort Royal

Parent Governors

Mrs. Charmian Nunzio

Parent Governor

Mrs. Teresa Dodgson

Parent Governor

Mr. Paul Draper

Vice Chair of Governors

Responsibility for Lower Key Stage 2 and Curriculum Committee

Paul Draper does not have any financial or business interest within Fort Royal

Co-Opted Governors

Dr. Andrew Mills

Safeguarding Governor

Responsibility for Safeguarding

Andrew Mills does not have any financial or business interest within Fort Royal

Mrs. Sue Baylis

Chair of Curriculum Committee and Lead Governor for Early Years

Sue Baylis does not have any financial or business interest within Fort Royal

Mr. Mike Hughes

Chair of Finance and Buildings Committee

Responsibility for Finance and Health & Safety

Governor at Regency High School

Mike Hughes does not have any financial of business interest within Fort Royal

Staff Governors

Mrs. Phil Waugh

Co-opted Governor

Head of Keystage 1

Mrs. Jodee Dowling

Co-opted Governor

Head of Upper Keystage 2

Mrs. Sarah Thomas

Co-opted Governor

Teaching Assistant

What do our school governors do?

Our school governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in our school and have a wide range of skills including professional knowledge of Special Educational Needs and child health. They appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. The governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. They may not act independently of the rest of the governing body.  Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

All of our Governors can be contacted via the school office, please email


Mr. Ed Francis

Clerk to Governors

Mrs. Sue Tunley

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