The Trustees of the Wensum Trust have overall responsibility for the organisation and running of the school. This includes matters relating to standards, the school budget, staffing and buildings.
The school governors form the Local Advisory Board (LAB) and have devolved responsibility for the oversight of teaching and learning and for ensuring high standards in progress and outcomes for all children. Members of the LAB also have responsibility for a number of devolved policies including SEND, Admissions and Behaviour.
There is one LAB with nine members for both Wells Next-the-Sea Primary and Nursery School and Burnham Market Primary School. The LAB meets at least once each half term and considers information provided by the head teacher and staff as well as information on progress and outcomes for groups of children. The LAB provides both support and challenge in respect of the issues under consideration.
There are no sub-committees but members of the LAB each take at least one area of interest to investigate, improve understanding and to ask relevant questions. These responsibilities involve visits to both schools, meetings with lead staff and, from time to time, interviews with groups of children. The outcomes of visits are written up and reported to the full LAB. Governor responsibilities are linked to priorities set in the School Improvement Development Plans for each school, as specified in the table below.
Governors appointed to the Local Advisory Board for Burnham Market Primary School and Wells Primary & Nursery School:
|Type of Governor
|Term of office expiry date
|Co-opted - Chair of Governors
|Rev Steven Wood
|Staff Wellbeing, LAC and vulnerable groups, children's health and wellbeing, curriculum development, safeguarding, PPG and HT Performance Review.
|18th July 2027
|Parent Governor - Vice Chair
|Mr Sam Dack
|PE & Sports Premium, Curriculum development and Maths.
|31st January 2026
|Miss Sue Penlington
|Website, Maths, Curriculum development, attendance, Science and assessment.
|13th January 2028
|Mr Jim Ring
|Curriculum development, English, phonics, writing and WAW.
|17th July 2027
|Mrs Glynis Scott
|Curriculum development, English, phonics, writing and WAW
|25th September 2027
|SEND, Curriculum development.
|31st January 2026
|Mrs Julia Norman
|21st October 2025
|Miss Jennifer Clarke
|27th October 2026
|Mrs Jane Hill
|Started 30th January 2023
To contact the Chair of Governors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the governors' minutes are available from the school, upon request.