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Committee Structure

Governors’ Committee Structure 2023-24

The Governing Body of Devonshire Primary School has a structure whereby every governor (excluding the Site Manager) is a member of the Full Governing Body Committee.


Chair of Governors: Emma Lavery

Vice-Chair: Anne Arnold

Clerk to the Governors: Lynn Atkins

The Full Governing Body oversees our main committees listed in the following table:-



ChairRemit of Committee
FinanceAnne ArnoldOversees the financial performance of the school and ensures value for money
PremisesAmin MirzaOversees matters relating to school premises
Personnel & PayEmma Lavery Oversees personnel and pay matters
Teaching & LearningUmair AhsanOversees the monitoring of school performance and improvement
Headteacher Performance DevelopmentEmma LaveryResponsible for Headteacher performance development


We also have various ad-hoc working groups, committees or panels on a specific issue as required (for example pupil exclusion).

Governor membership of main committees:-


Governor NameCommittee Membership
Umair AhsanTeaching & Learning (chair), Finance, Premises
Anne ArnoldFinance (chair), Personnel & Pay (acting chair), Teaching & Learning, Headteacher Performance Development
Jennifer BrooksTeaching & Learning, Premises
Gillian GriffinPersonnel & Pay, Headteacher Performance Development
Will HallamTeaching & Learning, Premises
Smitha KondajjiFinance, Teaching & Learning, Premises
Emma Lavery Headteacher Performance Development (chair), Personnel & Pay, Teaching & Learning,
Amin MirzaPremises (chair), Finance, Teaching & Learning
Fiona OastlerMember of all committees (excluding Headteacher Performance Development which she attends in an official capacity)
Trudy SumnerTeaching & Learning, Finance, Premises