Governing Body Information

Structure and Responsibilities

The governing body are a group of volunteers who give their time and expertise to help the school operate effectively.  They have a responsibility for the strategic direction of the school as part of the school leadership.  The governing body at Burwell Village College operates collectively so all governors attend at least one meeting per half term and a dedicated budget setting meeting.  This ensures that information is clearly communicated and available to all governors.

Governors will spend time in the school getting to know staff and pupils.  They have a responsibility for different areas of the curriculum and school life from specific curriculum subjects like English or music to checking that additional funding is being spent effectively to support groups of children.  Governors will discuss their observations with school staff, including the senior leadership team, and support the SLT to ensure that plans that are in plans are as effective as possible.

The governing body has a collective responsibility for ensuring that the schools finances are allocated effectively to improve pupil outcomes and opportunities.  They have responsibility to ensure that children and staff are kept safe and healthy whilst at school and that parents and other stakeholders are kept informed of school outcomes.

If you want to know more about the governing body and its work, please read the minutes of the meetings which are available below.  If there is a specific query with regard to the work of the governing body, please contact Edris Tildesley, chair of governors, via the school office.

Edris Tildesley

Chair of Governors

Local Authority Appointed Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Stephen Taylor

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Antony Kern


Reena Appadoo

Co-opted Governor

Martha Cannon

Parent Governor

Rhiannon Beal

Staff Governor

Mary Barnes

Co-opted Governor

Lauren Sewell

Parent Governor

Tom Cock

Parent Governor

Governor statutory information

12.07.2022 GB Members Pecuniary Interests Attendance register

Minutes 14th June 2022 Burwell Approved

04.06.2022 GB Members Pecuniary Interests Attendance register

May 2022 FGB Final Minutes

GB Minutes Approved 12.07.22

GB Members Pecuniary Interests Attendance register 11.10.22

Final Minutes Burwell 27th September 2022

02.11.22 Governor attendance and PI

GB Members Pecuniary Interests Attendance register 13.12.22

GB Final Approved Minutes November 2022 Meeting

FGB Final Minutes 7th February 2023

Burwell VC FGB Attendance 130623

Burwell VC FGB draft minutes 13 June 2023

Burwell VC FGB Approved Minutes 2nd May 2023

Burwell VC FGB Minutes 280323

Burwell FGB minutes 2nd May 2023

Burwell FGB minutes 13 June 2023

minutes Governing Body Burwell July 2023

FGB Approved Minutes 260923

Governors Attendance 2023-24

FGB Approved Minutes 071123

Governors Attendance Nov 2023

Copy of Governors Attendance 2023-24 v3