Welcome to the Governors’ Page


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors of this excellent School.

Tiverton serves its community with great professionalism and care. Our children are precious to us. We aim to see them as individuals and to provide everything they need to learn, grow and fulfil their potential.

Our standards are high. We have high aspirations for the progress and attainment of our pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths; additionally, we also value the wider range of experiences that contribute to a child’s development, putting Art, Music and Drama into our School day. Trips to places of interest are frequent: we believe in the importance of seeing the world.

The values that we uphold and teach the children are those of kindness, respect, hard work and open-mindedness. We know that these are the values that our Parents and Carers appreciate and instil: children, staff and families form a team at Tiverton.

Ann Robinson OBE



Who are the Governing Body? 

Our Governing Body consists of 12 governors and we reconstituted on the 4 February 2015. All governors are unpaid volunteers in this role and our constitution is made up of:

  • One Local Authority Governor
  • Two Parent Governors
  • One Staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • Seven Co-opted Governors

In addition, we have Associate Members who bring skills and expertise to our committees.


Current list of governors:

Chair of Governing Body:

Ann Robinson OBE


Iggy Rhodes 

Local Authority Governor (1):

Ursula Brown

Parent Governors (2):

Vanessa Rodney, Gulchen Kaya.

Staff Governor (1):

Jane Law

Headteacher (1)

Resham Mirza

Co-opted Governor (7):

Matthew Hastings, Iggy Rhodes, Julie Davies, Alexander Dickson.

The Governing Body at Tiverton meets six times in the academic year. You are very welcome to sit in on a Governing Body meeting. Ask at the school for more information.

If you would like to know more about The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools please follow the link to the Department for Education website here


Register of interests

In the interests of transparency and following the Department of Education guidance we will publish our register of interest here after our next governing body meeting in October 2017.


Tiverton Governing Board

Tiverton Governing Body Register of Interests

Tiverton Publication of Governor’s Details


What do Governors do?

We work together, as a Governing Body, to make important collective decisions. We are answerable to parents/carers and the community. Our role can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school’s long-term future
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior staff including the Head Teacher
  • Working with the school to set the budget, and monitoring financial performance throughout the year.

In all of these we work closely with the Head Teacher and other staff, and with the support of the Local Authority.
Governors receive training, usually from Haringey, to cover not only our essential role but also specialist knowledge, such as Financial Management, Inclusion, Health and Safety etc.


What don’t Governors do?

Governors do not have individual responsibility – all decisions are normally taken by the Governing Body as a whole – and we do not run the school on a day to day basis. This is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the school staff. Although Governors often come into the school, for a variety of reasons, we do not inspect or assess lessons.
For more information on the responsibilities of the Governing Body, and what governors do, have a look at the links below.



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