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Colham Manor

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Governing Body

The Governing Body at Colham Manor Primary School is made up of individuals who have taken a keen interest in the school.  Governors work closely with the Headteacher and senior staff and duties include:

  • agreeing policies
  • monitoring the school’s results
  • agreeing budgets and financial arrangements
  • acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the school's leadership.

Governors take into account the views of parents, carers and children, and collectively work to ensure that children at Colham Manor get the best education possible.

Governing Body meetings are scheduled throughout the school year. In order to fulfill some of our duties, we divide into sub-committees. Current sub committees for 2022/23 are:

  • ​Curriculum & Achievements Committee
  • Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee

Committee meetings are held on a termly basis.


Governors do not manage the school – that is the role of the Headteacher.  The Governors aim to support her in doing this but do not shy away from being a ‘critical friend’ and asking searching questions.


Governors are responsible for the strategic vision of the school and for supporting the Headteacher and her staff in achieving that vision.  Governors have responsibility for appointing the Headteacher, managing the school’s budget, setting annual targets and monitoring performance against those targets, all in the interest of raising standards of achievement.  In addition to these statutory responsibilities, governors monitor the impact of policies and do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the school.


The Governing Body may also be called upon to consider complaints from parents.

The Chair of Governors and Clerk to the Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01895442879.

Governor NameCategoryTerm of Office RolesDisclosure of Interests
Janet HiltonCo-optedOct 2021 - Oct 2025

Chair of Governors 

English Link Governor

Interests declared
Venu Gopal Co-optedJuly 2019 - July 2023

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of FPP Committee

Health & Safety Link Governor

No interests declared
Richard Perry Co-opted July 2022 - July 2026Maths Link Governor No interests declared
Nisha Sankrecha - MistryCo-opted Nov 2021 - Nov 2025Pupil Premium Link GovernorNo interests declared
Marie MooreCo-optedDec 2021 - Dec 2025EYFS Link Governor No interests declared
Sarbjit Nijjar Parent Mar 2019 - Mar 2023Safeguarding Link GovernorInterests declared
Sheree EleyParent Nov 2021 - Nov 2025SEND Link Governor No interests declared
Sue Fletcher-White Staff Oct 2018 - Oct 2022 Interests declared
Carly Rissen HeadteacherEx-officio  
VACANCY Co-opted