Governors: Central Governing Board

The Primary Advantage Federation has a formal governing board with representatives from all eight schools. Each school has a Local Advisory Board that meets at least four times a year and supports the Headteacher and Executive Principal in making strategic decisions that will improve outcomes for pupils. Each Local Advisory board reports to the Central Governing Board once a term. Our Local Advisory Board includes representatives from our parents, staff and community.

The Local Advisory Board meet regularly to support and challenge the school to continue to provide children with a high quality education.  They look at outcomes for all pupils at school and look at  how well our children are doing compared to children nationally.  They also receive finance reports, health and safety reports, curriculum reports and help the school to make decisions that will benefit our school community.

Please see below our Central Governing Board Governors:

Central Governing Board – Governors

Governors Type
Gwen Gutzmore Acting Chair of Governing Board
Sian Davies Executive Principal – Ex Officio
Arnette Frederick  
Donna Thomas Local Authority
Anna Case Staff
Melissa McIntyre Parent
Nina Pope Parent
Andrew Bedford Foundation
Rev’d Graham Hunter  Foundation
Heather Rockhold  Foundation

Access to the governors’ email account is limited to the school governors and any email sent to us will be treated as confidential. The governors very much welcome any constructive comments, concerns or suggestions about any aspect of the school.  They can be contacted either through the school office or via our dedicated email address, which is

Primary Advantage Federation Annual Governance Statement 2017-18

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests
The decision making processes of the Governing Body should be conducted, and seen to be conducted, in an unbiased manner. The Governing Body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between business and personal interests of the school. To help put this duty into practice and to meet legal requirements, all maintained schools maintain a register of pecuniary and business interests. The register will ensure that Governor’s and Associate Members personal interests do not unfairly prejudice, influence or conflict with school’s decision making processes.

If you would like further information in regards to our Business and Pecuniary interests, please click here.