Someries Junior Mission Statement

At Someries we take great pride in our school and work together to challenge, inspire and motivate all children to become successful, confident and caring individuals.

We believe our school creates an environment where everyone is proud of their achievements, where pupils are happy and believe that they can succeed. We encourage children to grow in self-esteem and develop their true potential.

Someries strives to equip children with the skills and values to allow them to be caring and confident members of the community.


Chair of Governors: Mr R. Burton

Vice Chair of Governors: Miss T. Stocken


Mrs L. Samuda

Mr. N. Gentle-King

2 x Co-opted governor vacancies

2 x Parent governor vacancies

Staff Governor - Mr C. Robinson


Clerk to the Governors: Mrs D. Dudley


Correspondence for the Governors may be sent c/o the School Office


 Please click on this link to view: Governors Declaration of Pecuniary/Business and Personal Interests  


Please click on this link to view: Governors Attendance Matrix


Please click on this link to viewInstrument of Governance


What governors and trustees do?
The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors or trustees set the aims and objectives for the school or group of schools and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. In action, this means:

  • Appointing and performance reviewing the head teacher and senior leaders, including making decisions about pay
  • Managing budgets and deciding how money is spent
  • Engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community
  • Sitting on panels and making decisions about things like pupil exclusions and staff disciplinary
  • Addressing a range of education issues within the school including disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special needs, staff workload and teacher recruitment
  • Looking at data and evidence to ask questions and have challenging conversations about the school

Governors and trustees must be prepared to adopt the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

Governors and trustees should also be committed to their role and to young people; confident in having courageous conversations; curious with an enquiring mind; able to challenge the status quo to improve things; collaborative to build strong relationships; critical to improve their own work and that of the board; and creative in problem solving and being innovative.

Download our role description for governors