"Governors provide challenge. The new members are committed to supporting the improvements made and have a clear understanding of the school priorities."

Ofsted, April 2015

Richard Clark (Authority) - Chair

Romaine Seebolm (Parent)

Dave Aarons (Community)

David Horne (Community) - Safeguarding Governor

Kate Blake (Parent)

Dave Judson (Community)

Jenny O'Hara - Clerk

All Governors can be contacted c/o Victory Primary School.

Governing Body Details

Chair / H&S  - Mr Richard Clarke Appointed 03/06/2014 - Term of office ended 02/06/2017 - Local Authority - attended 4 out of 5 possible meetings - also a governor at College Park Infant School

Communication with Parents and Joint Chair - Mr Dave Aarons - Appointed 29/09/2015 - Term of office ends 28/9/2018 - Governing Body - attended 3 out of 5 possible meetings

Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Vice Chair - Mr David Horne - Appointed 20/4/2015 - Term of office ends 19/4/2018 - Governing Body - attended 5 out of 5 possible meetings - also a governor at Castle View Academy

Kate Blake - Appointed 02/02/2018 - Term of office ends 01/02/2021 - Co-opted - attended 2 out of 5 possible meetings

Romaine Seebohm  - Appointed 02/02/2018 - Term of office ends  01/02/2021 - Parent attended 3 out of 5 possible meetings

David Judson – Appointed 04/12/2018 – Term of office ends 03/12/2021 – attended 4/4 possible meetings

Jim Hartley – Headteacher also a governor at Castle View Academy and Hollycombe Primary School – attended 5 /5 possible meetings


Business Interests

All governors have declared nil business or financial interests.


The LGB sits as one  comittee only - ie no sub-committees or regular working parties.

Governors Handbook



The Victory Primary School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

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

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

LGB Details

Members who have stepped down

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