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Mason Moor Primary School is a maintained school operating within an Instrument of Governance authorised by Southampton City Council.

The Governing Body of the school conforms to standing orders and each governor is required to comply with a Code of Conduct which includes declaring relevant business and pecuniary interests. (The Governor Code of Conduct is attached below)

All governors (with the exception of the Headteacher) are appointed for a 4-year term of office which may be renewed. Parent governors are elected by parents of children currently attending the school; the local authority governor is appointed by Southampton City Council; the staff governor is elected by employed members of staff; and co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body to ensure a balance of skills, knowledge and experience is maintained.

Governance at Mason Moor

Mason Moor Governors are each assigned to support and monitor the work of the school. This is in conjunction with our school's School Development Plan and the Governor Monitoring Schedule. 

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Governing board 2023-24

Our Chair of Governors is Lisa Benham.

Governor Type
Additional information
Mrs Lisa Benham Chair of Governors  
Mrs Amanda Humby Vice Chair of Governors  
Ms Karen Harrison Clerk to the Governors  
Mr Paul Cavaliere Co-opted Governor  
Mr Ryan Dickson LA appointed Governor  
Mr Davind Higginbottom Co-opted Governor Deputy Director HISP Teaching School, Hampshire
Mr Daniel Constable-Phelps Ex-officio - Headteacher of the school. Executive Headteacher at Mason Moor Primary School, St. Mary's Church of England Primary School and Valentine Primary School
Ms Rhiannon Frape Staff Governor  
Vacancy Parent Governor To be filled ASAP


Governor Type
Additional information
Mrs Lisa Benham Finance Committee Delegated responsibility
Mrs Amanda Humby Finance Committee Delegated responsibility

Governing BODY MEETINGS 23-24

Please see the Governor Monitoring Schedule below - these stipulate the activity we ask Governing Body members to complete to provide them with a rounded understanding of the school. In addition to this activity - committees meet for Full Governing Body matters on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27 September (08:30 - 10:30am)
  • Wednesday 29 November (08:30 - 10:30am)
  • Wednesday 31 January (08:30 - 10:30am)
  • Wednesday 27 March (08:30 - 10:30am)
  • Wednesday 22 May (08:30 - 10:30am) 
  • Wednesday 17 July (08:30 - 10:30am)

The Governing Body meets at Mason Moor Primary School. All Governors receive an enhanced DBS check, which the school undertakes, when the Governor begins their term of office. This ensures our commitment to the protection and safety of children.

In addition to the full governing body meetings, the following Governance activity happens throughout the year:

  • Finance Committee meets termly
  • The Quality of Education Team undertake monitoring as per the Governance Monitoring Schedule below.