Uplowman, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7DR

Tel: 01884 820552

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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 


Co-opted Governors

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

Mrs Catherine Thomas 

Mrs Rebecca Hart Prieto 


 Local Authority Governor

Mr Colin Slade 


Parent Governors

Alison Awcock

Susie Batsford 


Staff Governor

Miss Kirsty Northcott 


Foundation Governors

Mrs Christie McCombe - TCLP Foundation Governor

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

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

Mrs Stephanie Packham - (Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee) 


Executive Headteacher

Mr Steven Badcott


The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Becky Mannings 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



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