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The Governing Body

Chair of Governors Welcome


It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Governing Body, to welcome you to Thomas A Becket Junior School. We hope you take a moment to look through our website to see a small showcase of the wonderful and varied school life that all TAB pupils enjoy.    


Our aim is to help TAB children develop into happy and confident individuals; with lively and enquiring minds; and a secure, developing understanding of the world in which they live.


As a Governing Body, it is our responsibility to ensure the teaching and learning at the school is the best it can be.   We have a wide background of skills, experience and expertise and we all share the primary objective to provide the best opportunities for every child in the school.  


We strive to support the whole school community in its quest to continually improve and our statutory responsibility involves us in the conduct of the school ensuring  there is financial control and that funds are used in the most effective and efficient way.


We pride ourselves in how well we know our school, we like to involve ourselves in TAB life and if visiting the school you may see Governors in classrooms; talking with children; meeting with staff; or helping on school trips.  This involvement enriches our understanding and helps us make the decisions we need to make to support the school in its mission to be the best it can be.


We hope you will have seen on the website a glimpse of the dedicated team at Thomas A Becket Junior School who enable the children to have a happy and fulfilling time whilst with us.  We join John Gadd in welcoming you to visit us, should you wish, to see it for yourselves.


Sarah Bideleux and Jane Evea

Co-Chairs of Governors 



Sarah Bideleux

Joint Chair

Jane Evea

Joint Chair

Lloyd Mitchell

Vice Chair

Paul Davies Felicity Field John Gadd James Garner
Jo Gilham Candice Lloyd Liz Maguire Peter May
Imran Rafiq Mark Scott Mark Smitheman Ryan Watson




The role of the governors is to oversee the management of the school.  The members of the governing body are drawn from parents and the wider community.  The skills and expertise of the individuals are used to the full in their roles within the governing body, which is made up of three different committees, each overseeing specific areas of school management. 

Currently the committees are 'Finance, Premises and Personnel' and 'Teaching and Learning'.  Governors sit on one or more committees and the full governing body and committees meet every term.

If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the clerk via e-mail and also take a look at the 'Governor: Qualifications and Disqualifications' PDF below.