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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

Please do not hesitate to contact the governors with any queries via email :

Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:


  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


At Avenue Primary School governors meet regularly with school senior leaders to meet these and other functions and responsibilities. The governors also visit the school to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions.

School Governors

School Governors 1 Chris Wilkins (Co-opted Governor)
School Governors 2 Cathy Brown (Chair of Governors)
School Governors 3 Hilary Brierley (Vice Chair - Governors)
School Governors 4 Louise Underwood (Headteacher)
School Governors 5 Jon Button (Staff Governor)
School Governors 6 Neha D'Souza (Co-Opted Governor)
School Governors 7 Alex Hewins (Parent Governor)
School Governors 8 Ed Chester (Parent Governor)
School Governors 9 Elodie Vialleton (Co-Opted Governor)
School Governors 10 Karen Birch (Co-opted Governor)
School Governors 11 Sudip Ghosh (LA Governor)

Governor Information

Governors hold an important public office so their identity and relevant interests should be made available to their school and wider communities. The attached document provides such details.