Every aspect of the life and conduct of our school is overseen by the Governors.

Our purpose

The main aim of Little Paxton Primary School (like all schools) is to raise the educational achievements of all children, ensuring all pupils make good progress from their starting points. The Governing Body is committed to providing a good education for local children at the village primary school.  Legally the Governing Body is required to support and challenge the school by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition, governors are responsible for ensuring that the school fulfils its statutory duties.

LPPS Instrument of Government 


How do we organise our work?

Full Governing Body meetings are minuted by the Clerk to the Governing Body. The minutes of each meeting are reviewed and agreed at the following meeting. Agreed minutes will be posted on the school website as soon as is practicable.

Governor Meeting Minutes 

The agenda for each meeting is drawn up in advance and circulated at least one week prior to the meeting. Agendas for meetings are set by the Chair in consultation with the Clerk and the Head teacher. They follow an annual cycle of agreeing, then monitoring and evaluating the plans for school improvement. Agendas also include items that reflect local and national priorities and initiatives.

As well as attending formal meetings, the Governors spend much time in school, meeting and working with staff and children. Governors make regular visits to school to enable them to get to know more about how it operates and also to monitor aspects of the improvement plans that have been agreed.

Governors are always pleased and ready to talk to parents.  Governors can be contacted either through the school office or by contacting the Clerk,

Our meetings 

Much of our work is done through meetings of the Full Governing Body  with particular responsibilities as set out in its Terms of Reference. The Chair of Governors is elected each year. Full Governing Body meetings are held once a month (except August).  The FGB is responsible for monitoring school performance. The FGB receives regular reports from the Head Teacher and discusses monitoring carried out by link governors.

Governor Meeting Dates 2022-2023

Statutory Committees

There are also some statutory committees (Salary, Performance Management, Appeals, Discipline, etc.) which meet as necessary.

 Composition of Committees 2022-23



current membership of the governing body


CamGovernors’ terms of office indicated in brackets.

The term of office of all Governors (other than the Head Teacher) is four years.

Local Authority Governor:


Parent Governors:

Ms Claire Cannon (03.23 – 06.27)  Vice Chair

Ms Nicola Hubbard (01.23 – 01.27)


 Head Teacher:

Mrs Nickie Moore (01.09.18 –  present)

Deputy Head Teacher

Ms R Owen (01.09.2023 – present)

Staff Governor:

Vacancy –  election pending

Co-opted Governors:

Ms Maxine Howells (05.22 – 05.26) Chair

Mr Graham Everitt (03.23 – 06.27)

Ms Abby Jordan (03.23 – 06.27)

Ms Kirsty Gatherar (05.23-05.27)

Ms Georgina Hobbs (05.23-05.27)

Mrs Sarah O’Callaghan (05.23-05.27)

Mrs Caroline Entwistle (07.23 – 07.27) 

Associate Members:

Clerk to the Governors:       Cam Clerks

Information about Governors 2021 – 2022

Information about Governors 2020 – 2021

Information about Governors 2019 – 2020

governors with specific responsibility

Chair of Governors  – Maxine Howells

Vice Chair – Claire Cannon

Finance – Caroline Entwistle

Safeguarding – Abby Jordan, Graham Everitt

Pupil Premium – 

SEND/Gifted and Talented – 

Curriculum/Quality of Education 

Facilities, Health & Safety – 

Training, Website Compliance – 

Also, Governors attend other meetings with, for example, the School Improvement Adviser or Local Authority Education Officers, or serve on  working groups for specific tasks as the need arises.




Years Established

Get in touch

Location: Gordon Road, Little Paxton, PE19 6NG

Telephone: 01480 375600


School Hours: M-F: 8:50am - 3:15pm

School Office open: M-F: 8.15am - 4pm