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North Cadbury C of E Primary School LGB

Governor Details

Welcome to our Governors’ Section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured.


The North Cadbury Primary School local governing board (LGB) is made up of the headteacher,  a representative from the teaching staff and volunteers from parents and the church community. The local governing board  meet three times a year.


                       The core functions of the governing board are:


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


If you would like to contact any member of the Governing Body please do so through the school office.

Governor profiles


Chair of Governors - Mrs Janet Montgomery


I am a resident of North Cadbury and former pupil of the School.  I originally joined the Board as a representative of the Parish Council.  Having retired from the Parish Council I consider my role more as a community Governor whereby I maintain and forge links with the local community whilst at the same time offering advice borne from my experience in the professional world of business.


I have been liaising with the Head Teacher over Parish matters, facilitating dialogue and the dissemination of information between the School, the Parish and local residents.  In particular we have been working to try and resolve ongoing parking issues at the School which links in with highway safety.


As a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner I can assist the School with any property related issues.  Furthermore, as a Partner in my own business, I have a good working knowledge of both accounts and business and can therefore contribute to the Business Committee of which I am a member.


I have taken on the role of Governor Maths Lead.  Since then I have liaised with the Head Teacher to inform the Board of Governors about  maths attainment levels.



Revd. Tristram Rae-Smith: Foundation Governor


I am Rector of the local church, St Michael’s North Cadbury. I am also a Foundation Governor of the School. As such I have a special responsibility to protect and promote the Christian ethos of the school. I am a member of the Ethos Group and I work closely on ethos matters with the Head Teacher.


Parent Governor- Mrs Melanie Tyrrell


I have two children at the school and have been a parent here at North Cadbury since 2012. I've spent my career in book-selling and publishing and am passionate about books and reading! I am the SEND governor for the school.



Foundation Governor - Mrs Liz O'Callaghan


I was appointed towards the end of 2017 as the Safeguarding Foundation Governor.  My day job since September 2012 is as Senior Business Support for Children’s Social Care in the Safeguarding team so I have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding process for children and young people. 


Both of my children attend North Cadbury Primary School, and they very much enjoy their time in school!