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Committee Structure

Governors’ Committee Structure 2022-23

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: Mrs Emma Lavery

Vice-Chair: Mrs Jennifer Brooks and Mrs 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 & PayAnne Arnold (acting)Oversees personnel and pay matters
Teaching & LearningUmair AhsanOversees the monitoring of school performance and improvement
Headteacher Peformance 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
Mr Umair AhsanTeaching & Learning (chair), Finance, Premises
Mrs Anne ArnoldFinance (chair), Personnel & Pay (acting chair), Teaching & Learning, Headteacher Performance Development
Mrs Jennifer BrooksTeaching & Learning, Premises
Mrs Gillian GriffinTeaching & Learning, Personnel & Pay, Headteacher Performance Development
Mrs Emma Lavery Headteacher Performance Development (chair), Personnel & Pay, Teaching & Learning,
Dr Amin MirzaPremises (chair), Finance, Teaching & Learning
Miss Fiona OastlerMember of all committees (excluding Headteacher Performance Development which she attends in an official capacity)
Miss Trudy SumnerTeaching & Learning, Finance, Premises