Uplowman, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7DR

Tel: 01884 820552

Email: [email protected]

Uplowman C Of E Primary School

A haven of hope, where every child matters as a child of God


Our Governors

The Governing body is made up of people from a range of backgrounds but all with a common interest, that being the wellbeing of the pupils at school and the staff. 

They are there to assist the Head Teacher and Staff in the strategic management of the school.  The positions are voluntary and Governors give their experience and expertise in order to help provide a facility where the children are both happy and striving to reach their potential in every way. 

The Full Governing body usually meet six times per year, in addition to these meetings there are two sub-committees linked to Resources and Teaching & Learning. These committees provide an opportunity for all school matters to be regularly discussed and moved forward. 

As our school is now part of the 'Halberton & Uplowman Federation', there is a joint Governing Body that looks after the interests of both schools and recent reconstitution sets out the structure as below.

The Halberton & Uplowman Federation came into effect on 31st August 2015.  

Co-opted Governors

Mr Mike Hawkins (Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee) 

Mrs Rebecca Hart Prieto 


Local Authority Governor

Mr Colin Slade 


Parent Governors

Mrs Ali Awcock

Mrs Susie Batsford 


Staff Governor

Miss Kirsty Northcott 


Foundation Governors

Mrs Sarah Newton (Chair of Governors) - Diocesan Foundation Governor

Mrs Stephanie Packham - (Lay Ex-Officio, Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee) 

Mr Shevek Pring (Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Pre-School Committee) - TCLP Foundation Governor

Mrs Catherine Thomas - TCLP Foundation Governor


Executive Headteacher

Mr Steven Badcott


The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Sandy Hancock and can be contacted at [email protected] 


Governor Area of Responsibility


Governor Attendance at Meetings



Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

October 2018

November 2018

March 2019

July 2019

October 2019

December 2019

March 2020

May 2020

August 2020



The Governor Booklet - September 2018


Governor Information




Terms of Reference for committees:

Full Governing Body

Resources Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee

Admissions Committee

Complaints Committee

First Hearing Committee

Second Appeals Committee

Head Teacher Appraisal Committee

Performance & Pay Committee

Safeguarding Lead Governors Committee