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Governing Body & Trust

Purbrook Park’s governing body is ambitious and prides itself on leading and directing the school’s strategic vision for the future. Governors are well informed and skilled to make decisions in regular meetings, conserving and developing the school’s infrastructure, and ensuring the effective and efficient spending of capital and resources.

As a Trust School, we are a state-funded, local authority maintained foundation school, which receives extra support (usually non-monetary) from our charitable trust, made up of partners working together for the benefit of the school and the community. The Trust owns the land and the buildings of the school.

Trust status helps us to:

  • Raise standards by strengthening new and existing long-term partnerships between schools and external partners.
  • Broaden opportunities and increase aspirations for our pupils by supporting children’s all-round development, and by tackling issues of social deprivation and exclusion.
  • Strengthen overall leadership and governance.
  • Give business foundations and other organisations the opportunity to be more involved in our local community.
  • Engage with parents.
  • Bring a renewed energy and enthusiasm to the way we work by learning from other schools and external partners.
  • Create our distinctive individual and shared ethos.

Our Governors are:

Name Position
Emma Aldred Parent Governor
Emma Bolton Co-opted Governor
Christine Braddock Co-opted Governor
Clare Bremner Parent Governor
Paul Cross

Parent Governor

Paul Foxley Headteacher
Steve Jones Trust Governor
Shirley Nellthorpe

Trust Governor & Chair of Governors

Governor with responsibility for safeguarding

Stuart Reid Parent Governor
Paul Tansom Co-opted Governor
Andy Turk LA Governor
Rev. Andy Wilson Co-opted Governor

 Our Trust Partners are:

Hampshire County Council

Havant & South Downs College

Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth University

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