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The governing body of Devonshire Primary School, like all maintained school governing bodies, is comprised of different types of governors.


  • Parent governors - are elected by parents of children in the school. To be eligible for election a parent must have a child at the school at the time of election.
  • Co-opted governors - are individuals appointed by the governing body because of their special expertise that will contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and their commitment to the school.
  • Local Authority (LA) governor - is nominated by Sutton Local Authority and appointed by the governing body.
  • Staff governor - is elected by staff at the school. To be eligible for election a member of staff must be employed by the local authority to work at the school.
  • Headteacher - the Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the governing body (by virtue of the office).


The governing body appoints associate members with special skills to contribute on issues relating to their specific expertise.

Governor's Full NameCategory of GovernorAppointed byTerms of Office From

Terms of Office To/

Date stepped down if appropriate

Mr Jason BettisAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/11/201918/11/2021
Mr Umair AhsanParentParents20/9/202119/9/2025
Mrs Jennifer BrooksParentParents20/9/202119/9/2025
Mrs Wendy CloseAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/11/201931/08/2021
Ms Charleen CutlerParentParents06/07/201905/07/2023
Mr Simon DoubellCo-optedGoverning Body26/06/201825/06/2022
Mr Chris EleyLAGoverning Body01/09/201831/08/2022
Mrs Gillian GriffinCo-optedGoverning Body01/04/2019


Mrs Paula HarrisonAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/11/201918/11/2021
Mr Krishnamurthy JayaramanCo-optedGoverning Body26/06/20189/2/2021
Mrs Emma LaveryParentParents12/11/201811/11/2022
Mrs Laura LoveAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/11/201918/11/2021
Mrs Sherie MackinlayAssociate MemberGoverning Body20/9/202119/9/2023
Dr Amin MirzaParentParents06/07/201905/07/2023
Miss Fiona OastlerHeadteacher (ex-officio)Governing Body01/09/2017Ex Officio
Mrs Bethan ScrivensAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/11/201918/11/2021
Miss Trudy SumnerStaff GovernorGoverning Body8/2/20217/2/2025
Mrs Sarah UnderwoodStaff GovernorGoverning Body15/12/201614/12/2020