Fernvale Primary School

Fernvale Primary School

A place to learn and grow

Somerby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 9PR


0116 241 6722

Our Governors

Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor: Miss. J. Green

Contact details: chair@fernvale.leics.sch.uk 

Chair: Miss J. Green  Contact details:  office@fernvale.leics.sch.uk 
Chair: Miss J. Green Contact details:  office@fernvale.leics.sch.uk 

Vice-Chair of Governors: Miss. S. Mc Fadden

Fernvale Primary School, is part of the OWLS Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust is a Charitable Company, with a single group of Members and a single board of Trustees. The Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) have key Committees who are authorised to act within their delegated powers granted to them by the Trust Board within the wider Trust Scheme of Delegation, which is reviewed and approved annually by the Trust Board, as required by ESFA.

LGBs are responsible for holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership of the School to account and for providing assurance to the Trust Board. They also support the Head and Executive Team of their School to undertake their local Leadership role as well as acting as a group to reflect the needs and views of the local community in which their School operates. It is important that LGBs understand and agree with the values and mission of the OWLS Multi Academy Trust.

Local Governing Bodies shall comprise of elected Parent Governors, Community and Staff Governors. Governors are people appointed by the LGB. Community Governors may include parents of children at the school and ideally should be identified from those organisations with whom the School has partnerships or close relationships), the Head Teacher (ex –officio) and 3 Staff Members.

Governors are a voluntary group that meet 6 times a year and is made up of parents, staff and the wider community. Their job is to ensure that all children are safe, secure & happy and get the best education they can.


The Governing Body works in three main areas:

  • Strategic Planning - Working with the staff,  the Governing Body engages in long-term planning that ensures the school maintains its ethos and promotes actions that assist its long-term successful development.
  • Acting as a 'Critical Friend' - The Governing Body monitors and evaluates the work of the school and asks challenging questions if it has any concerns. It also celebrates the school's successes and supports the children and staff in the school.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation - Being accountable for ensuring good quality education in the school the Governing Body notes improvements identified through the staff's substantial monitoring and evaluation work and feeds this information into its strategic planning.

Individual governors do not have any power but the Body acts collectively once decisions are made. Governors are elected from different parts of the community and share a common interest in the education and development of children in their school. They are not paid for their work but give up their time because they want to support the children and the school.  


Fernvale Primary School’s Register of Pecuniary Interests

Scheme of Delegation OWLS Academy Trust


 Who are school Governors?

The governors are drawn from different parts of the school community which ensures that a sufficient diversity of views and experiences is represented:

  • Parent governors are selected by election and are drawn from parents and carers of pupils at the school.
  • Staff governors are selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school.
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests.

Our School Governors are:    

Expiry of Term of Office

Staff Governors:


Mrs. H. Cartledge-Splitt (Head Teacher)

Mrs. C. Dobson 

Ms. F. Omar

Mrs D Carvell






Parent Governors:


Mrs. P. Hind


Ms.  J. Green


Mr S Riaz


Dr D Mulligan




 Co-opted Governors:

Miss S Mc Fadden






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