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School Governors


Our School Governors at Earl Spencer Primary act as a team.  They supervise all aspects of school activity from the learning experiences of children to the business management of the school.  Many of the governors bring individual expertise to their role in addition to their background as parents, Local Authority representatives, school staff or members of the community.


Through collaboration with the Headteacher and other staff, the Governors strive to create a safe, caring and happy environment where everybody is respected and valued.  The children in our care are afforded every opportunity to achieve their potential both academically and socially and to recognise the unique contribution that they have to make to the world around them.

Governors at Earl Spencer all have areas which they focus on, working to both support and challenge leaders at the school to continually strive to improve the quality of education we provide.


In our Ofsted inspection in March 2019, our report states that:


"Governors know the school's strengths and areas for development. They have a well-organised programme of visits that link to the school's development plan."


Any vacancies on the Governing Body will be indicated below.  If you are interested in becoming a school governor then please contact the Chair of Governors, Jenny Daniels, via the school.



Members of the Governing Body 2021-22


Chair of GovernorsJenny Daniels                    
Deputy Chair of GovernorsJulie Rowley
Clerk to GovernorsJane Hall
Appointed Governors

Rev Sue Faulkner

Alex George

Clare Banfa

Julie Rowley

Paul Powerville

Co-HeadteachersLiz Brear & Nicky Sutton
Staff GovernorsNaomi Everington


Under our constitution, the Governing Body at Earl Spencer consists of:

2 Co Head Teachers

1 Staff Governor

6 Co-opted Governors

1 LA Governor


Total: 10 Governors


We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor.

Meet our Governors


Jenny Daniels- Chair

I’ve been a governor for 20 years and all my 3 children did very well at Earl Spencer.  When they left, I felt really committed to the school so stayed.  I’ve worked for Northamptonshire County Council for several years now supporting councillors and arranging their meetings.  I have huge experience in governance not just from my job but from previous roles in various community settings.  I have been a volunteer youth worker and community development officer. 


Julie Rowley - Vice Chair

I have now been a Governor for over 20 years, in 2 Church Schools, and now at Earl Spencer. I wanted to be a Governor here to help support the staff and pupils in such a diverse cultural area. My personal work is for a private Business College where I manage a team of 10 Tutor/Assessors focussing on the individual achievements of adult learners on Apprenticeships in the Business Sector. My role also involves me managing Equality and Diversity for my company. At home, my hobbies are all things craft including sewing, quilting and crotchet, and I am Brown Owl in a local village Brownie Pack.


Clare Banfa - Co-opted Governor

This is my first role as a School Governor, and I'm finding it to be a very interesting and rewarding experience. Since having my first child two years ago I decided that I would like to take more of an active role in my local community, and I was also interested in learning more about primary education. I have over 14 years' experience in working in international education within the Higher Education sector, and have a particular interest in health and safety, duty of care, and student support.