Swanton Abbott Community Primary School

Our Governors



Welcome to our Governors’ section.  Our Governors all work extremely hard to support the school.  Their job is to ensure that the school runs smoothly and conforms to all the necessary requirements, while ensuring that all children achieve their very best within an excellent, broad and balanced curriculum.  They monitor the school's financial, health and safety and management systems and work with the staff to ensure that the school constantly moves forward and improves.


Joining the School Governors


Are you interested in joining us & becoming a School Governor? If you would like to know more about the role, please click the following link:


Let the School Office know & they will ask either the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors to contact you.

Meet our Governors


Sue Traverso  (Co-opted Governor) Chair of Governors Safeguarding & GDPR

Melissa Ford (Parent Governor)

Elysia McGovern (Parent Governor)

Paul Stack (Parent Governor)

Maria Vincent (Parent Governor) 

David Aston (Staff Governor)

Emma Hamilton-Smith  Headteacher, sits on all of our committees. 


Our Clerk to Governors is Rachel Shirley

Governor Information

We hope that you find the information in this section useful and if you want to get in touch with governors please leave a message with the school office.

What is a register of pecuniary interests?

It is a list of any business or financial interests. For example: the company the person or people close to them work for, directorships, significant shareholdings or other appointments within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school.

The register enables governors to demonstrate that in spending public money they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make.


Minutes of Governors' meetings can be requested from the school office upon request.