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.  


Chair of Governors

Mrs Sarah Newton - Attendance, Children in Care


Co-opted Governors

Mr Mike Hawkins (Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources/Finance Committee), - Mathematics

Mrs Catherine Thomas - Child Protection/Safeguarding, SEN

Mrs Rebecca Hart Prieto - Curriculum


 Local Authority Governor

Mr Colin Slade - GDPR, ICT


Parent Governors

Alison Awcock - Literacy, Curriculum

Susie Batsford - NQT's, Curriculum


Staff Governor

Miss Kirsty Northcott - Curriculum


Foundation Governors

Mrs Christie McCombe - TCLP Foundation Governor

Mr Shevek Pring (Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Pre-School Committee) - TCLP Foundation governor, Health & Safety,

Mrs Pauline White (Lay Ex-Officio) - Diocesan Foundation Governor, EYFS

Mrs Stephanie Packham - (Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee) - Collective Worship, Health & Wellbeing, Religious Education, SIAMS


Executive Headteacher

Mr Steven Badcott


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



The Governor Booklet - September 2018