Picklenash Junior School

Picklenash Junior School

GPP Federation

Governing Body


Welcome to the Governor’s section. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Their role is voluntary. The Governing Body of GPP Federation is responsible for Glebe Infants, Pauntley CofE and Picklenash Juniors.  

The role of the Governing Body is to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors work with the Executive Headteacher and staff to set the school’s aims and objectives, and establish policies for achieving these.

Governors contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of the leaders. The Governing Body also oversees the financial performance of the school, and makes sure its money is well spent. We ensure that the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and assist with a wide range of specific tasks. It is particularly rewarding to visit the school in our capacity as Governors and see the school in action through learning walks, work scrutinies and pupil conferencing. 

The Governing Body is NOT responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Who we are:

Chair of Governors:

Co-Chair: Emily Sophocli (Co-opted Governor)

Co-Chair: gary Bottomley (Partnership Governor)

Contact - chair@gppfed.org 

Clerk to Governors - Ellie Hully

Contact - clerk@gppfed.org

Full register of governance including register of interests below:

GPPF Full Register of Governance October 2023


Finance and Resources Committee - Chair - Ian Mathews

Curriculum and Standards Committee - Co-Chaired by Corrina Cameron-Trevail (Parent Governor) and Mark Hargreaves (Foundation Governor)

Strategic Development Working Group - Chaired by Gary Bottomley, Partnership Governor

Letter from the Co-Chairs of GPP Federation Governing Body:

Governor Newsletter December 2023

Governors Newsletter October 2023

GPP Letter to Parents October 2023

Governors Newsletter July 2023

Governor Behaviour Principles

GPP Federation Rationale Behaviour Principles November 2022

Federation of Newent Schools (Pre November 2022)

N Fed Governor Attendance 2020-21

(2021-22 meeting attendance included in register of governance above)

Annual Statement of Governance 2022 - 2023