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Priory Primary School Governing Body

The school’s Governing Body is collectively responsible for the overall direction of the school and its strategic management.  It is responsible for setting the school’s educational and financial priorities and for promoting high standards.  The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
Its responsibilities include:

  • Promoting high standards of achievement and ensuring accountability;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress;
  • Setting the aims, values and ethos of the school;
  • Adopting and reviewing policies for achieving these aims and objectives;
  • Acting as a “critical friend’ to the Headteacher;
  • Planning the school’s long-term future;
  • Setting and monitoring the budget to ensure best value for money;
  • Appointing staff including the Headteacher.


The Governing Body seeks to represent its key stakeholders and its membership is drawn from parents, staff, representatives of the diocese, and co-opted members who are deemed to have the necessary skills and experience as identified by the Governors.

The Current Governing Body

Name/Category of Membership Appointing Body Term of Office Committee Membership
Areas of Responsibility
Fiona Dumbelton

Parent Governor
Parents 2015-2019 Standards
Finance & Staffing
Chair, Safeguarding
Shaun Morris

Co-opted Governor
Governing Body2016-2020 Finance & StaffingChair of Finance & Staffing Committee,
Sarah Morris

Foundation Governor
Diocese Ex-Officio
StandardsVice-Chair, Chair Standards Committee, Lower Key Stage 2 & Literacy
Sue Thomas

Foundation Governor
Diocese Ex-Officio Finance & Staffing Early Years, Phonics & Early Reading & Christian Character
Vikki Bardon

Parent Governor
Parents 2015-2019 Standards E-Safety & Computing, Key Stage 2 & Maths
Jenny Cunliffe

Co-opted Governor
Governing Body 2017-2021 Standards Deputy Headteacher
Pam Keen

Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Finance & Staffing Headteacher
Jackie Tindall

Staff Governor
Staff2015-2019 Finance & Staffing N/A

The Governing Body at Priory Primary School has two Committees.  They are:


If you want to find out more about each Committee’s responsibilities, please click on the links above.

Code of Practice for School Governors

Governors are expected to adhere to the Priory Code of Practice for School Governors, which sets out the expectations on and commitment required from governors in order for the Governing Body to properly carry out its work within the school and the community.

Governors’ Register of Interests (including pecuniary interests)


NameBusiness and Finance Interests
Fiona Dumbelton
Governance Manager, Keele University
Sarah Morris
Anglican Chaplain, HMP & YOI Stoke Heath
Sue Thomas
Jigsaw Arts for Health Project Manager at Trentham Mews Medical Centre
Trustee & Administrator, The Kabanda Trust

Member of Trentham Parish Church
Vikki Bardon
Teacher Advisor for Computing & E-Safety, Entrust Education Services
Shaun MorrisSchool Chaplain, Reverend at St. Matthias Church, Hanford
Jenny Cunliffe Deputy Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Pam Keen Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Jackie Tindall Senior Inclusion Leader, Priory CE Primary School

Governors’ Annual Report 2017

Governors’ Annual Report 2017

Contacting the Governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please do so by emailing  and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



Latest News:

25 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You may be aware that the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) has taken effect from today. It has changed how we can use personal data and keep it safe, and it also strengthens individuals’ rights over their own data. The point of …Continue reading

29 Mar 2018

April Newsletter

Please click onto the heading of this post to view our latest newsletter. Newsletter April 2018

22 Mar 2018

Priory Cross Country Team

Our Cross Country Team have performed excellently, with the girls finishing in 2nd place and the boys finishing in 4th place. Well done Team Priory! We are also delighted to announce that two of our team members have been chosen …Continue reading

20 Mar 2018

Football Development Team

Our football development team played their first match on 9th March, at Our lady’s and St Werburgh’s. They played very well and are looking forward to their next match. Well done Team Priory!  

14 Mar 2018

Stoke Town 7 A-Side Football Tournament Winners

We would like to congratulate our football team, who won the Stoke Town 7 A-Side Football Tournament on Friday 9th March. Well done team priory!

13 Mar 2018

Cross Country Team Update

Priory are currently lying in 2nd place in the girls cross country competition, with the boys in 4th place. Keep it up team Priory!

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