Our Governors

WELCOME TO THE Governors’ section of the Parkend School website. All the Governors are proud of our School and of the significant progress the school has made in recent years. Our last visit from Ofsted in April 2013 secured a ‘Good’ judgment across all areas of the School and much credit for this is due to the teaching and support staff.


IT IS OUR function as a Board of Governors to challenge and support the staff at Parkend School in the style of a critical friend. Our role is threefold:

To provide a strategic view – helping the school to set a strategy for improvement so that pupils will learn more effectively and achieve their highest standards. This includes the suitability of the environment in which they learn.

Whilst the Head is responsible for the day to day management of the School, the Board of Governors provides support and advice, drawing on its collective knowledge and experience from both inside and outside education. We monitor and evaluate the School’s effectiveness and seek to promote at all times the interests of the School and its pupils.

The Board of Governors is responsible for the quality of education provided to pupils and the curriculum delivered. We help to set and regularly review the broad framework within which the Head and the staff run the School.

These functions are carried out via a structure of Full Governing Body and two Sub-Committees:

Resources; finances, budgets, premises, staffing.

Curriculum and Standards; teaching, learning, assessment, pupil progress and attainment.


THE GOVERNING BODY at Parkend School is comprised of Local Authority, Community and Parent Governors, who work on behalf of the School on an entirely voluntary basis. Governors are custodians of the School for future generations of pupils. All stakeholders in the School should be aware of the strong support and commitment that the current Board of Governors provides.

For more information about our Governing Body, or how the School is being governed, please email…

A Lord

Vice Chair of Governors

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THE GOVERNORS OF Parkend Primary School are a very active body working hard to ensure only the very best educational experiences are available to your children. Parent Governors are elected to represent the parents of the school and are always available to all parents if you have any concerns or worries.

The following Governors are on the Full Governing Body with voting rights:

Miss Clare Knapman, Chair, Co-opted Governor, term of office 07/07/2015 – 06/07/2019

Mr Andy Lord, Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor, term of office 07/07/2015 – 06/07/2019

Mrs Helen Cornock, LA Governor, term of office 30/04/2015 – 29/04/2019

Mrs Ann Linden, Community Governor, term of office 07/07/2015 – 06/07/2019

Mrs Jill Roberts, Staff Governor, term of office 07/07/2015 – 06/07/2019

Mr Chris Powell, Parent Governor, term of office 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2021

Mrs Katie Brown, Parent Governor, term of office 01/06/2017 – 31/05/2021

Mrs Jasmin Marangon, Head teacher, appointed 01/09/2017

In addition, Mrs Claire Stephens is an associate member (term of office 11/07/2017 to 10/07/2021) appointed by the governing body and can sit and vote on committees of the full governing body but cannot vote at meetings of the full governing body.

Previous governors for academic year 2016/2017:

Mrs Claire Stephens – resigned 11/07/2017 and appointed associate member.

Mrs Rachael Shakeshaft – Parent governor, resigned 11/07/2017.

Johanna Jackson – Parent governor, appointed 11/07/2017, resigned 14/11/2017.

Governors are also on the committees as listed below:-

Jasmin Marangon, committee member of Resources and Curriculum and Standards Committee and able to vote.

Clare Knapman, committee member of the Resources Committee and able to vote.

Andy Lord, committee member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and able to vote. Chair of the Governors at Wyedean School, Chepstow.

Ann Linden, committee member of the Resources Committee and able to vote.

Helen Cornock, Chair of Resources Committee and able to vote.  Chair of the Governors at Ellwood Community Primary School. Owner of Parkend Nursery.

Jill Roberts, committee member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and able to vote.

Chris Powell, committee member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and able to vote.

Katie Brown, committee member of the Resources Committee and able to vote.

Claire Stephens, chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee and able to vote.

Governors’ Register of Interests 2017-2018

Governor attendance Mar 17-July 17

Governor attendance 2017-18

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