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Kineton C of E Primary School




The Kineton Local Academy Council can be contacted through the governance professional Sally Flynn by email or via the school office. 

In addition, parent governors are often available on the school playground at the beginning and end of the school day. They would be more than happy to chat about any issues that parents would like to bring to the attention of the Local Academy Council.

The nominated governor for Safeguarding is Judy Ashton.

Our role is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • > Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • > Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. 
  • > Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

As Kineton Primary School is a Church of England school, we also have a responsibility to promote the Christian ethos of our school.

Our Governors are drawn from different parts of the community to ensure that we have sufficient diversity of views and experience. We currently have representatives from the staff, parents, church and local community.  Each individual governor is a member of the Local Academy Council, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the Local Academy Council and decisions are the joint responsibility of the Local Academy Council.  

Name Role Appointed by Start date End date
Judy Ashton Safeguarding Lead Foundation November 2022 November 2026
Kate Brookes   Foundation September 2022 September 2026
Nicola Field   Staff April 2023  April 2027
Sophie Knee-Higgins Chair Foundation June 2021 June 2025
Revd Barry Jackson   Ex-officio July 2010  
Jill Lawrence   Associate January 2023  January 2027
Melanie Mathews Finance Lead Foundation February 2024 February 2028
Jennie May   Parent January 2024  January 2028
Janet Nelson   Foundation 

April 2024

April 2028

Margaret Pollard

Headteacher   May 2008   
Emma Richardson   Staff

February 2024

February 2028
Helen Sayers Vice Chair & SEND Lead Foundation

November 2022 

November 2026
Adam Sharpe   Parent February 2023  February 2027
Sally Stanton Performance & Standards Lead Foundation January 2022 January 2026
Sally Flynn  Clerk      

Foundation governors are appointed by Coventry Diocese.
Parent governors are elected by parents.
Staff governors are elected by staff.
Associate governors are appointed by the Local Academy Council.

There are 0 employees whose total benefits exceeded £100,000.  

The Trust's annual report and audited accounts and articles of association can be found at

Details of The Stour Federation's Members and Trust Board Directors can be found at

Kineton LAC Meeting Attendance Records 2022-2023

Kineton LAC Meeting Attendance Records 2023 - 2024

Kineton LAC Register of Pecuniary Interests

Kineton Schools Financial Benchmarking