Scalford Church of England Primary School

Always trying to do our best so that we can shine


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Governors have considerable responsibilities. Governors don’t exercise them as individuals but work as part of a governing body – a non-executive board. They do not manage schools – this is the role of the Headteacher and senior management team, but they do oversee the development of the school – their key aim being to ensure the school always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.


The purpose of the Board of Governors at our school is to work with the staff in supporting school improvement in line with the school vision.


Its work can be divided into three key areas:


  • Setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making best use of resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher.
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the pupils and parents it serves, to the local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.


We do this in five main ways:


  • Planning: setting aims, objectives, values and targets for the school; contributing and overseeing policies and procedures;
  • Monitoring: using reports, visits, committees, attachment to key areas of the school, surveys to ensure that the school is doing what the Board of Governors planned it should do;
  • Evaluating: using performance indicators, success criteria to ensure that the school and its pupils are achieving what the Board of Governors planned they should achieve;
  • Executive functions: recruiting and selecting staff, and other employment functions; managing the budget; managing the premises; enabling inspection;
  • Representing/communicating: liaising with the LA, consulting and communicating with, and reporting to, parents.


To deliver this effectively the Board are representative of a comprehensive range of stakeholders including, parents, staff, the Local Authority, the Community and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years.


We value the views and thoughts of all key stakeholders. If you would like to contact us please use the school office as your first point of call.


Mrs Kathryn Boloodworth
Vice Chair of Governors

NameType of Governor
Mr Leo GuyChair of Governors, Parent Governor
Mrs Kathryn Bloodworth

Vice Chair, Local Governor

Mrs Katie SpencerCommunity Governor
Mrs Anna MarsdenParent Governor
Mrs Penny ClemonsFoundation Governor
Mrs Melanie WrightamHeadteacher
Miss Tanya MooreStaff Governor
Mrs Karen AllenClerk to the Governors


Also see:

Scalford Church of England Primary School holds a register of business interests for every member of staff, including governors, which is updated annually.

Governor Profiles


Mrs Kathryn Bloodworth BSc Hons, PGCE, FRGS

I have been a Governor at Scalford Primary School for a number of years. Both of my daughters attended Scalford and enjoyed their primary education to the full. I have taught for many years and currently teach AS and A2 Geography at the local sixth form centre, MV16. I enjoy supporting the wider education and development of youngsters and consequently led expeditions to Madagascar and Malawi. I am currently planning the next one to Botswana and Zambia for 2015. I wish to support the learning and teaching about the environment and encourage youngsters’ curiosity about our World.



Mr Leo Guy 


I became a parent governor in January 2022 and have worked in the education sector for 10 years, initially as a teacher, and I currently work within the independent special education and residential services sector as a Proprietor and Chair of Governors for a variety of schools. Due to my experiences, I believe I would be able to provide an additional knowledge set to the existing Governing body. My passion for Special Educational Needs and improving the lives of disadvantaged children also means I may bring a slighter different perspective to discussions and when making decisions. Supporting children and young people regardless of background or upbringing is incredibly important to me, and I hope I can join and support the Governing body to help the school provide the best possible outcomes for all who attend.



Mrs Katie Spencer

I have been a Governor since the end of 2014 and am really enjoying my role at Scalford School. I have lived in the village since 2005 and both of my daughters attend the school. I am a teacher and have over 15 years teaching experience. I currently teach a Year 2 class at a school near Leicester. I also support the children with Special Educational Needs in the school where I work. I enjoy visiting Scalford School each week to read with the children in Base 2. Since taking on my role at as a Governor I have taken on the role of SEN and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education Governor. When not in school I enjoy walking, riding my bike, swimming, reading and watching sport.



Miss Tanya Moore

I am currently a staff representative on the Governing Body of Scalford C of E Primary School. I began teaching as an newly qualified teacher at Scalford in 2013 and am enjoying every minute of it. Whilst the school is small, the staff have a wide range of experience and skills which enables the school to provide a high level of education to all pupils. We are a very happy school that benefits from a supportive team of staff and governors. I am the staff representative at Governing Body meetings and am also available to listen to any concerns that staff wish to put forward. Being on the Governing Body is interesting and informative - it is a great team. It is also an ideal opportunity to see how things work behind the scenes. I attend as many school events as possible and am regularly found in the stocks at the Summer Fair! I also enjoy playing hockey in my spare time where I play for a mixed team and a ladies team.



Mrs Penny Clemons

I have lived in the area of Scalford for over 40 years and have known the school for 38 years since my children started their education there. I now have grandchildren at the school. I worked in school on a voluntary and paid basis for 25 years, retiring in 2010. I am now the Foundation Governor after becoming involved with the church of St Egelwin 15 years ago. I have helped at Messy Church, Open the Book, Choir and, more recently, Messy Fiesta, organised Creative Church, helped on FOSS since its conception and encouraged the link between school and church. I look forward to helping with further developments and the fostering of the christian and social values and activities in which the school believes.


Mrs Anna Marsden

As a parent of 3 daughters (2 of which are currently at Scalford), I became a Parent Governor in 2018 with a view to use my experience as a Primary School Teacher to help support and promote the wonderful work of the whole staffing team. I hope that my knowledge of the curriculum, as well as a parent's insight, will aid me in supporting our village school to be the best that it can be, and to maintain it's nurturing ethos. I am also an active member of F.O.S.S. so feel free to ask me any questions on the playground.



In Memoriam of Mrs Elizabeth Bryan - October 7th 1935- May 6th 2023

Mrs Bryan worked as a consultant on historic buildings and landscape but for over 30 years she worked in education, mostly teaching student and practising teachers. Mrs Bryan visited very many schools and saw very many teachers. Elizabeth was a governor of Scalford School for more than 40 years; 40 years of continuing improvement of the school "it has been a pleasure to see. Governors now are much more involved with the school than they were in the past but whatever the involvement it has always been interesting, enjoyable, and, I hope and believe, valuable."

Much loved and missed by all that had the pleasure to know and work with her.