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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, local authority and local community.  Each individual governor is a member of the governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body and decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  

Name Role Appointed by Start date End date
Sophie Knee-Higgins Chair Co-opted June 2021 June 2025
Helen Sayers Vice Chair Foundation

November 2022 

Nov 2026
Sally Stanton Performance & Standards Lead Foundation January 2022 January 2026
Margaret Pollard Headteacher   May 2008   
Michelle Cahill   Parent January 2022  January 2026
Nicola Field   Staff April 2023  April 2027
Rev Barry Jackson   Foundation - (Ex officio) July 2010   
Jill Lawrence   Associate January 2023  January 2027
Jennie May   Associate March 2023  March 2027
Janet Nelson   Foundation 

September 2022

September 2026
Judith Price   Associate

January 2023 -

Adam Sharpe   Parent February 2023 - 2027 February 2027
Sally Flynn  Clerk      

Foundation governors are appointed by Coventry Diocese.
Parent governors are elected by parents.
Staff governors are elected by staff.
Co-opted and 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 Attendance Records 2021-2022

Kineton LAC Meeting Attendance Records 2022-2023

Kineton Schools Financial Benchmarking