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The main role of the Governing Body is to support the Headteacher and staff to reach targets as identified in the School Development Plan and the School Evaluation Form. These two documents highlight strengths of the school and areas for development. They help us to plan how to move towards excellence in all areas of school life.

Our legal duties include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Head of School

The Governors meet at least once a term.


Middlezoy Primary and Othery Village Schools currently have an Interim Executive Board.

What is the purpose of an IEB?

An ‘interim executive board’ (IEB) can be put in place if the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) or incoming Trust has concerns about a school’s governance. This may be due to the school not making good enough progress, pupils not achieving expected results or concerns about leadership or safeguarding measures, for example.

An IEB may also be appointed due to concerning results from a recent Ofsted inspection, for instance, if a school has moved from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’.

Othery Village School was deemed ‘Inadequate’ in December 2019.

The purpose of an IEB is to provide interim expertise and high-quality governance to support future improvement in a school, including the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.

At present, the members of the IEB are as follows:

  • Lindsay Hayward – Headteacher
  • Ellie Booth – Staff Governor
  • Nicola Mannion – Chair of Governors
  • Richard McElwaine – Director Appointed
  • Luke Talmage – Director Appointed

The IEB will remain in place for the rest of this academic year and if necessary, until the school/outcomes for pupils improve and the school has secure leadership.


Previous Governors

  • Ceri Gardiner resigned as a staff governor 31.08.21

For information regarding the Directors of Preston Primary Academy Trust, Please click on the link below.


Who is who in the trust

Below are the Register of Pecuniary Interests and the Governance Attendance Record. Click on the links below to download.

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests 2021-2022

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests and Attendance 2020-2021