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The Governors of Evington Valley are made up of representatives from parents, staff and the Local Authority. Co-opted members, who usually work or live in the immediate area, take up remaining places. The Full Governing Body meets once a term with separate meetings for the Finance & Personnel Committee, School Development Committee, and Safeguarding Committee. The Governing Body have completed a reconstitution and the structure in the table below is the outcome of this process.

The Governing Body regularly reviews their structure and, when necessary, completes a reconstitution.

The current Governing Body structure is:

Category Number  Appointment Route
Parent Governor 5 Parent Governors must at the time of appointment have a child attending the school. A Parent Governor is elected by the parent body.
Headteacher 1 The Headteacher of the school may choose whether or not they take up their right to be part of the governing body.
Staff Governor 1 Staff Governors are nominated and elected by the staff of the school.
Local Authority 1 Governors who have been nominated by the Local Authority.
Co-opted Governors 4

Under the new constitution, it has been agreed that 1 of the 4 Co-opted Governors will be a Staff Governor. A Co-opted Staff Governor will be elected initially by the staff of the school but it is the Governing Body that confirms the appointment.

The remaining 3 Co-opted Governors are likely to be self-nominated and must provide a pen portrait of themselves for consideration. The Governing Body determines the appointment of Co-opted Governors.

Total Number of Governors: 12

Details of any Governor vacancies can be found further down this page. 

Governors play an active role in the running of the school. Their main roles are:

  • being accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • making decisions about the school’s budget and staffing
  • making sure that the school provides for all of its pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs
  • deciding how the school can encourage spiritual, moral and social development
  • planning the school’s future direction

Representatives of the Governing Body are available at most school functions, including parent evenings, fund raising events and special assemblies. The Governors visit the classrooms each term on a rota basis to monitor the teaching and learning. Governors meet with the Headteacher and subject co-ordinators and are kept up to date about various initiatives and plans for a particular area of the curriculum. Lessons are observed, work is looked at and there are opportunities for the visiting Governor to talk to the children.

The Governors are responsible for formulating a number of school policies. If you wish to contact a Governor, please contact the school office with your details which will then be passed to the Governor concerned.

List of Governors

Name Type of Governor Link Governor Responsibility Term of Office Business Interest Registered Attendance Record    22-23
Mrs S. Jassat Interim Chair of Governors Parent Governor


Reading & Writing

Jan 22 - Jan 26 None 64%
Mrs B. Myers  LA Governor

Training & Development 

 Jan 24 - Jan 28 None n/a
Mrs R. Langley Headteacher n/a August 2021 None 100%
Mr A. Manning Staff Governor
(Teaching Staff)



Safeguarding / H&S

Nov 23 - Nov 27 None 80%
Mrs Z. Shaikh Parent Governor


Sept 20 - Sept 24 None 38%
Mrs H. Rashid Parent Governor Oct 22 - Oct 26 None 50%
Miss F. Meah Parent Governor  Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing

Sep 23 - Sep 27


None n/a
Mr P. Driver Co-opted Governor


Eco Schools

Reading & Writing

Sept 21 – Sept 25 None  91%
Mrs T. Lower Co-opted Governor



Nov 21 - Nov 25 None 55%
Vacancy Parent Governor
Vacancy     Co-opted Governor (Support staff)

Co-opted Governor

 Membership of Committees

School Development Committee Finance & Personnel Committee Safeguarding Committee
Mr P. Driver (Chair) Vacancy (Chair - Personnel) Mr A. Manning (Chair)
Mrs S. Jassat (Vice Chair) Mr A. Manning (Chair -Finance)  Mr P. Driver (Vice Chair)
Mrs R. Langley  Mrs T. Lower (Vice Chair -Personnel) Mrs R. Langley
Mrs T. Lower Mrs S. Jassat (Vice Chair - Finance) Mrs H. Rashid

Mrs Z. Shaikh
Miss C. Ahern - Business Manager (Ex-officio)
Mrs R. Langley

Mr S. Thompson – Premises Officer (Ex-officio)

Miss C. Ahern - Business Manager (Ex-officio)

Mrs E. Hafesje – TA & Union H&S Rep (Ex-officio)

Clerk to Governors - Mrs P. Crommentuijn-Marsh
Clerk to Committees - Miss C. Ahern

 Governor Vacancies

We also currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor.  If you would like more information about this role, please email the Headteacher, Rachel Langley, at office@evingtonvalley.leicester.sch.uk