Our Governors

Franche Community Primary School is overseen by a Governing Body. They work with the acting head teachers and the School Leadership Team to ensure the school is well managed, has a clear strategy for improvement and provides a high quality education for all pupils.

The Governing Body has 17 full Governors. Chairman is Cllr Anne Hingley, who has been involved with the school for many years. Anne is a former Mayor of Kidderminster and an experienced and supportive friend of Franche. She is also safeguarding lead for the governing body and is our Local Authority Governor.

Vice chairman is Co-opted Governor and parent at the school Jason Borlase.

Other co-opted governors are Jean Green, Alison Hinton and Jelena Merrick.

The staff members whom are also co-opted Governors are Jane Bulmer, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and our nursery manager at Franche; Sarah Phillips, a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage Two and Jo Mee an Early Years Supply Teacher and parent at the school.

There are three parent governors, who are drawn from among the parents of children who currently attend the school and the local community. They are: Jenny Monger, a maths teacher from a local secondary school, Matt Whitehouse, a former police officer; and Kirstie Stuart, a Human Resources advisor. 

Staff governor is Elizabeth Dixon, Deputy Headteacher and former Early Years Leader at Franche.

Mr Kenyon acts as the ‘Headteacher’ at all Governor meetings.

We currently have 3 x vacancies – 2 x co-opted and 1 x parent. To find out more about these roles, please contact the school office.

Committees and Meetings 

Pupil Achievement and Well Being Committee

Chaired by parent Governor Matt Whitehouse, the PAW committee works closely with the leadership team to ensure the school is helping every child to reach their full potential, paying particular attention to the quality of teaching, pupil attainment and progress, safety and well being, including Pupil Premium and safeguarding. Meets every half term. Every other meeting is held during the school day to enable governors to see initiatives in action.

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Matt Whitehouse

Parent Governor

Finance committee:

This committee is responsible for supporting and monitoring all spending and investment decisions made by the school. Meets monthly.

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Chair to be appointed


Staffing committee

Chaired by Kirstie Stuart, a HR expert, this committee is responsible for overseeing appointments, staff well being, pay structures and all staffing related issues. Meets half termly.

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Kirstie Stuart


Premises committee

This committee oversees the safety and effectiveness of the school premises, including buildings, classrooms and outdoor spaces. It also oversees safeguarding. and health and safety issues. Meets half termly.

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Chair to be appointed


Contact us

If you wish to contact the governors at any time contact the School Office on 01562 751788 . You can also email the governors via office@francheprimary.worcs.sch.uk

Governors’ Declarations of Interests

All Governors are required to declare any interests which might indicate a conflict of interest with their role as a Franche governor. On occasion this can mean a governor does not take part in particular discussions or votes, if it is felt their interests might be, or might be seen to be, in conflict with their role as a Franche governor. A full list of declared interests is held by the Clerk to the Governors.