Upton Snodsbury C of E First School

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Upton Snodsbury C of E First School, School Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR7 4NH


01905 381288

Upton Snodsbury C of E First School

"Where a love of learning grows"

  1. Our School
  2. Governors


Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. Their role is to help our school  provide the best possible education for the children in our care.


Our Chair of Governors is Dr E. Hocking. She can be contacted at: ehocking@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk

Our Vice Chair of Governors Mr A Moseley.


The 3 core strategic functions of our Governing Body are:


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


Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regards to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.


The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year and they have an overview of finance and learning and teaching. 


Regarding finance, the Governors are responsible for the initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up the by the school; ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control and agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding.  The Governors provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues; reviews proposals for the promotion of staff.  They also provides oversight of the management and maintenance of the school premises; reviews proposals for capital projects and ensures best practice in procurement and implementation of works; provides advice and guidance on premises maintenance issues; lead responsibility for Health & Safety and monitoring of associated statutory requirements.  

Regarding Learning and Teaching, the Governors  ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum; reviews term dates and the length of the school day; reviews school performance data on a half termly basis and completes learning walks and book trawls. 

If you have any questions you would like to ask, please contact the clerk via the School Office on 01905 381288 or by

email josephine.o'rafferty@sips.co.uk


If you are interested in becoming a governor please complete the application form.

Application Form 


Here is an overview of our Governors:

Register of Interest 2023/24

Group - Diversity