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Our Governing Body is made up of the following Governors:

Mrs Rosalind Brotherton                               Headteacher
Mrs Anne Howarth                                        Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor
Mrs Maria Lazenbury                                    Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor                                         
Mrs Carol Bates                                            Staff Governor
Mr David Izod                                              Parent Governor

Mrs Jo Dufty                                               Co-opted Governor

Mr Martyn Palmer                                       Co-opted Governor

Mrs Kerry Williamson                                   Parent Governor

Mr Dave Kirkwood                                        Parent Governor

Mr Glenn Dunkley                                         Associated Governor

Mrs Linda Robinson                                      Associated Governor   

Rev. Bruce Reinstra                                      Associated Governor                   
Charlotte Patterson                                     Clerk to Governors


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 4 times a year, and all Committees meet either half termly or termly.


FPP (Finance, Premises, Personnel) Committee  is 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.  This committee provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues; reviews proposals for the promotion of staff.  The committee 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.  The Chair of this committee is Dave Kirkwood.


The Primary Conversion Committee has been set up as a sub-committee from FPP, with its main objective to develop strategic direction for future conversion to Primary Status and future involvement in a Multi Academy Trust.  All feasibility studies and project initiatives are reported back to Dave Kirkwood and the FPP committee.


Performance & Standards Committee 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.  The Chair of this committee is Anne Howarth.



For more information on our Governors please read on:





Anne Howarth, Chair of Governors

I live in Naunton Beauchamp and have 5 grandchildren, all at First School age,but not living in Worcestershire. I have a background in education having taught in state and independent schools, and lectured at University.  For the last 10 years I have been a member of the Independent Schools Inspectorate. I am also a governor of a large independent school in Birmingham. 

I think Flyford First School is a wonderful example of a rural village school. I am always struck by how confident and articulate the children are and how well they relate to adults.

I am a great believer in village communities and spend my leisure time love walking my 2 dogs on our local footpaths.


Maria Lazenbury, Vice Chair

I am mum to 2 children, who have both attended Flyford school and live in Dormston with Adam.   I am chartered surveyor with 20 year’s experience in dealing with commercial property, specialising in portfolio investment management. I am enthusiastic about engaging and challenging our children in making education fun.  I am very much an advocate of a “rounded” education for children that encompasses both academic and social skills which will stay with them throughout their school journey.  I believe the Flyford Flavell Schooloffers our children a great start to their learning journey; it provides a challenging and supportive environment to ensure that every child achieves their full potential.  We are incredibly lucky to have good and committed staff prepared to go the extra mile in enabling our children to achieve this.  As with any establishment or business environment we need to continually innovate to achieve even more.  Education faces continuing change  and challenge as result of lack of funding and political change and therefore now more than ever it is important that we allow our school to respond to new initiatives and make decisions that will ultimately provide the best possible educational outcome  for our children. 



David Izod, Parent Governor

When my family moved from London to Gloucestershire in 1974, I joined a small village school just like Flyford and my years there turned out to be some of the very happiest of my life.  I think village schools are great places for children to feel part of a community and Flyford is clearly a great village school where all the children feel welcome and valued. I am very happy that my daughter Isabelle is a pupil here and I am proud to serve as a governor.

I work as a teacher at a big local comprehensive and outside of work enjoy good wine and good company.

Jo Dufty, Co-opted Governor

I am Mum to Molly who has been a pupil at Flyford First School.  I live in Inkberrow with my husband Pete and work full time as an HR Director.  Outside work I enjoy attending exercise classes, girly retail therapy with Molly, socialising with friends and family and travelling.

I became a co-opted school Governor in October 2015 and I am looking forward to working with the School and parents to ensure we are getting the best education and environment for all the children who attend Flyford Flavell First School.  I want to assist with embracing and realising the school vision to ensure that children,  staff and parents work actively in partnership to enable all children to realise their full potential.




Councillor Linda Robinson, Associated Governor

I became a Governor at Flyford when I was elected as  District Councillor for the Upton Snodsbury Ward in which it sits in 2007. My Grandaughter Blu is a pupil and is currently  in Year 3.

I am now Leader of the Council at Wychavon District Council and have become the local authority governor. I am proud to be associated with such a vibrant, forward thinking and caring school and am pleased to be able to offer help or advice in any way I can from a local authority perspective.





Register of Business Interests: (updated October 2017)

Attendance Register for Full Governing Body meetings

Attendance Register for FPP (Finance, Personnel & Premises) Committee Meetings

Attendance report for Performance & Standards Committee Meetings

Terms of Reference November 2015