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Governing body


The Governors plays a vital role in the life of the school in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Their role is to support the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.


Governors have a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


They meet together as a full Governing Body once every half term.


In addition, each Governor makes regular visits to school to meet the children, participate in aspects of school life, and monitor the implementation of the Learning Improvement Plan.  All Governors hold their office for a period of four years.


Correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be sent to the school address. They will be forwarded by the School Office to the Chair of Governors.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.





Bilton Infant School Governor Profiles







James Leng - Chair of Governors / Health & Safety Governor

James is father to four boys.   James lives in Dunchurch and is a Company Director running a successful company based in Daventry which has dealers throughout the world offering high class performance solutions for the automotive industry.  A professional surveyor by training, James has acted for Government ministers and supported public and private sector clients on some of the UK’s most complex and important infrastructure projects across education, health and security. He has in recent years been active as a member of the PTA, supported school trips, sports and clubs. Loving the outdoors, James has run a marathon, regularly enjoys mountain biking and Pilates with his wife Ruth.


Sharon Harris - Headteacher

Mrs Harris has been a Headteacher for many years, with 9 of those being at Bilton Infant School.  Prior to being at Bilton Infant School she has been a Headteacher in two other infant schools and two primary schools.  She has been a Governor in every school she has worked in.  At Bilton Infant School, Mrs Harris is responsible for Safeguarding, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education and Religious Education.  She trained at University of Worcester, studying a B.Ed. (QTS Honours) with English.  In addition, she completed her NPQH (Headship qualification) in 2002. 


Lisa Osborne - Teacher - Online/Key Information for Parents Governor

Lisa is a class teacher at Bilton Infant School and has worked as a teacher for 17 years. She is responsible for Maths and Physical Education within the school. She has been a Governor for 12 years. She trained at the University of Warwick, studying BA (QTS) with Mathematics.  Lisa has always had a passion for ICT after studying A-Level Computing around the time email and the internet were beginning to unfold.  She has a background in coaching both Gymnastics and Dancing, along with a passion for swimming.


Paul Schofield - EYFS Governor 

Paul has lived in Bilton the majority of his life. He has two children, the eldest of which is currently a pupil at Bilton Infant School. Paul currently works in the National Health Service as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner which finds him diagnosing and treating sometimes critically ill medical patients. Paul has previously seen active service within the Royal Navy and has recently completed a 7 month secondment being responsible for the safe running of a local major trauma centre out of hours. Outside of work Paul likes to spend time with his family and thrives in completing new challenges. Paul hopes that as a Parent Governor he can help the school overcome future challenges that will in turn benefit the children who seek to be educated within the school.


Paul Hughes - Training and Development Governor

Paul lives locally in Bilton and has had his four children attend Bilton Infant School over the years. Paul works as a solicitor in a local high street practice. Most of his working life has been in Coventry but his firm has recently opened a Rugby branch where he works full time. Outside of work his time is spent mainly fulfilling his family responsibilities.  He is also involved in his local church and has worked with youth and children in an ecclesiastical role.  In years gone by he was a keen sportsman representing Warwickshire at Rugby Union and Cricket.  In his spare time he likes to swim, to read and to play the piano and guitar.


Corinna Bevan - Safeguarding/Behaviour and Personal Development

Corinna lives in Bilton with her husband and 3 boys all of which were former pupils of Bilton Infant School. Corinna works part-time in an accounting role for the family business. She is also studying part-time at Leamington College for an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. For a number of years, Corinna has volunteered in our school a morning a week, reading with year 1 pupils. It is very rewarding to see how much progress the readers make over the year and also gives her an insight into how the school works, which she hopes will benefit her in her role as a Governor.


Dawn Culling - SEND, Inclusion & Equality & PPG Governor

Dawn lives in the Bilton area with her husband and two children. Both of her children currently attend Bilton Infant School. Having worked in marketing for over 15 years she currently keeps her hand in consulting whilst being a full time mum.  Dawn enjoys the challenge of being a part of the governor team and enjoys making a positive contribution to the school.