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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.



Governor Profiles







James Leng

Chair of Governors / Finance / Health & Safety

James is father to four boys. He lives in Dunchurch and is a Company Director running a successful company based in Daventry 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 been active as a member of the PTA, supported school trips, sports and clubs. 


Sharon Harris              


Mrs Harris has been a Headteacher for many years,  She has been a Headteacher of infant and primary schools and been a Governor in every school she has worked in. 

She trained at university, studying a B.Ed. (QTS Honours) with English.  In addition, she completed her NPQH (Headship qualification) in 2002. 


Lisa Osborne  - Staff governor

Online safety & Key Information for Parents

Lisa is a class teacher at Bilton Infant School. She is responsible for Maths and Physical Education within the school. She has been a Governor for over 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.  Outside of work Paul likes to spend time with his family and thrives in completing new challenges. 


Paul Hughes

Training and Development 

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.  Outside of work he is involved in his local church and has worked with youth and children in an ecclesiastical role.  


Corinna Bevan

Safeguarding / Behaviour / Curriculum 

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 school one 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 & Pupil Premium 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.