Governors Information


The role of a Governor

The purpose of a Governing Body is to help provide the best possible education for pupils. Governors meet regularly with the Headteacher and staff to decide the school’s aims and policies, and to oversee the efficient running of the school. The Governors work in partnership with the school and local authority and have particular responsibility for:

  • Setting aims and planning for the future of the school
  • Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement
  • Ensuring that the curriculum meets the needs of all pupils
  • Monitoring the school budget
  • Staffing issues, including appointing the Headteacher and other staff, and determining salaries
  • Deciding the school’s policies
  • Making sure all pupils have equal opportunities within the school and providing for pupils with special educational needs
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher, as a critical friend
  • Ensuring the school site is well maintained, safe and secure
  • Dealing with complaints about the school

The Governing Board of Henleaze Infant School meet at Full Governing Body meetings.  In addition, a Resources Committee meeting is held once per term. 

The Governing Board is made of staff at the school, parents and people appointed by the Governing Body because of their professional skills and experience.

Please view the details of our Governing Body in the documents below:

Henleaze Infant Governors 2021-22

Co-Chair of Governors : Amar Shah and Richard Lukes

Headteacher: Gemma Fricker

Staff Governor: Becci Simmons

Local Authority Governor: Janet Bremner

Parent Governors:

Ania Kopel-Hanna

Richard Lukes

Co-opted Governors:

Melissa Finch

Richard Holm (Chair of Resources Committee)

Alarna Samarasinghe

Amar Shah

Faranza Shehzad

Vincent Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Sarah Smith


Henleaze Infant Governor Attendance 2020-21

How to contact the Governing Body

The Joint Chairs of Governors welcome contact with members of the school community.  They can be contacted via the school office (please email

Minutes from Governors Meetings

18/03/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting May 2021

30/03/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting March 2021

08/02/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting February 2021

09/12/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting December 2020

19/10/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting October 2020

15/07/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting July 2020 

18/05/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting May 2020

24/02/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting February 2020

11/12/2019         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting December 2019

21/10/2019        Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting October 2019







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