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Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body is currently comprised of: -

8 Governors – comprising

1 Chief Executive Officer (Head Teacher) - Staff

1 Chair of Governors

2 Co-opted Governors

2 Staff Governors

2 Parent Governors



The main task of the LGB is to provide overall governance for the direction of the school.  They report to the Ocean Learning Trust Board.   Board of Governors has legal responsibilities which are, broadly, these;


  • set strategic direction for the school 
  • follow the Trust's Scheme of Delegation
  • establish appropriate panels and committees in line with Trust requirements
  • helping to establish (with the Head Teacher) the aims and policies of the school and how educational standards can be improved
  • establish the principles on which the conduct of the school is based
  • recommend the appointment of the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
  • provide appropriate levels of accountability to the Leadership Team
  • approve and monitor the School Development Plan
  • monitor the budget approved by the Trust
  • ensure that Religious Education is taught and the agreed Curriculum is taught
  • draw up an action plan, after inspection, and ensure that it is monitored effectively
  • ensure that the Human Rights Act is not infringed
  • ensure Health & Safety practices are followed
  • ensure that rigorous Child Protection procedures are used, that Safer Recruitment is effectively implemented and that the Prevent Agenda is understood within the school


The whole LGB meets once per term.  Committees meet once per term, or as necessary, to carry out their duties.  All Governors can be contacted through the school.


A register of pecuniary interests is performed annually and obtained when a new Governor joins. Any business interests are declared at each meeting.


The structure of the LGB is shown below


  • Mrs T Edwards – Head Teacher/Chief Executive Officer
  • Mrs S Varley - Chair of Governors 
  • Rev M Evans –  Member - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs V Green – Member, Governor for Child Protection & Safer Recruitment - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs F Blanchard – Deputy Head Teacher/ Appointed Staff Governor
  • Miss M Lucas -  Staff Governor
  • Mrs J Ledun – SEND Governor -Parent Governor
  • Mr Y Himi-Hunter - Parent Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor



There are currently 3 vacancies


Governor pen portraits


Tracey Edwards - Head Teacher  

Term of office - 01.09.16 to present

I am very happy to say that I have been Head Teacher at Queen's Park Infant Academy since September 2016. Before this time I was the Deputy Head Teacher at Stourfield Infant School in Southbourne. I have been teaching since 1993 and have been working in Bournemouth since 1996. I am passionate about high quality teaching experiences that motivate, nurture and inspire all young children to achieve their very best. I will always want to put the interests of the children first. I value team work and the commitment and enthusiasm that makes this the best it can be.

I am married to Gareth and we now live in West Moors where my rather long garden, including vegetable patches, keeps me busy.


Val Green -  Member, Co-opted Governor

Term of office  - 01.04.13 to present


Rev’d Margaret Evans - Member, Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 01.04.13 to present

I am a retired Minister of Religion in the United Reformed Church, having served latterly at Trinity church in Sutton Road. I continue to serve on national committees and particular with regard to Safeguarding. My background prior to this was through Teaching and as a Probation Officer. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren ranging from 2 years old to 20 years of age. My tenure as a Governor at Queen’s Park Infant Academy stretches over the 29 years of the school’s history and I value being able to help with the overseeing of the delivery of the curriculum for all our children.


Fran Blanchard - Deputy Head Teacher / Staff Governor

Term of office - 05.05.17 to present

I have been at Queen’s Park Infant Academy since 2014 as the SENCO and this year 2017 as Deputy Head and Inclusion Lead. Prior to this I was a SENCO at another Bournemouth school for eight years. My background has always been working with children who have Special Educational Needs and running Nurture Groups. I am looking forward to being part of the school governing body and looking forward to supporting the school in this new role.

I am married and have two grown up children and two dogs. I have always lived locally and enjoy walking with my dogs in the forest.


Michelle Lucas - Staff Governor

Term of office - 18.09.17 to present

I have been working full time at Queen’s Park Infant Academy since September 2010. I graduated in 2000 having trained in Southampton, I began my career in the city then have worked in Bournemouth since 2002. I have experience of serving as a Governor in a Bournemouth school. I believe that school should be a place where children are nurtured and inspired through the teaching and learning experiences they are involved in. I value working as part of a team with all the advantages that this brings. In my spare time I enjoy listening to a wide range of music styles, both live and on the radio, and in recent years I have begun sewing again; a skill learnt from my Grandmother when I was a child.


Jennifer Ledun - Parent Governor

Term of office - June 2016 to present

I became a Governor at QPIA in June 2016. I have 3 children, 2 boys at QPIA, and a pre school child.   Although currently a stay at home mum, I previously worked for nearly 20 years in local government housing roles.  I hope to be able to support the school in maintaining and improving its education provision.


Sue Varley -  Chair of Governors  - Parent Governor

Term of office - June 2016 to present

I spent an enjoyable year volunteering each week in Kingfishers class in Reception before then taking on the role of a parent governor in June 2016. I remain volunteering in Year 1 each week.  I really love being a Mum and enjoy being involved in my daughter’s school.  A qualified physiotherapist, I have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and work part-time as a Service Improvement Project Manager in the NHS.  I look forward to working as part of the Governing body to make QPIA the best it possibly can be, enabling every child to achieve their potential.  


Staff Dismissal

  • Mrs V Green
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mr Y Himi Hunter


Staff Dismissal Appeal

  • Rev M Evans
  • Mrs J Ledun


Pupil Discipline & Exclusion

  • Mrs V Green
  • Rev M Evans
  • Mrs J Ledun


Head Teacher's Performance Management

  • Mrs S Varley
  • Rev M Evans


Pay Committee

  • Mrs V Green
  • Mrs J Ledun
  • Mr Y Himi Hunter



  • Rev M Evans - Chair
  • Mrs T Edwards
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mrs J Ledun


Link Governors



  •  Mrs V Green



  • Mrs J Ledun


Health & Safety

  • Mr Y Himi Hunter


Training Governor

  • Mrs S Varley


Clerk to Governors

Sarah Broadfoot

Governors' Meeting Attendance Data as of March 2019


100%   Mr Raf Frias Robles

100%   Mrs Tracey Edwards

60%     Mrs Val Green

78%     Rev Margaret Evans

60%     Mrs Jennifer Ledun

86%     Mrs Sue Varley

100%   Mrs Fran Blanchard

67%     Miss Michelle Lucas