On behalf of all the governors of The Pochin School, we would like to welcome you to the governor page.

Our governors are volunteers and are parents, professionals and members of the community from all walks of life, who bring their varied skills, experience and enthusiasm to support the leadership of the school.

Our governors sit on and work as a Local Advisory Board (LAB) to the school.

The aim of our Governor team is to work with the staff in helping the children to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment.

Our key roles are:

  • To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and school continue to improve.
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Celebrating the school’s successes.

Our work includes helping to prepare policies, planning the budget, visiting the school, appointing staff, monitoring the performance and progress of our children, performance managing the headteacher and making sure the curriculum provides for and stretches all pupils.

We meet as a full governing body at least three times a year and in addition all governors are members of smaller committees that deal with education, finance, health and safety or human resources. We also have dedicated governors who are responsible for pupil safeguarding, special educational needs and the training and development of governors.

All of our governors have access to high quality training, which enables us to improve our skills and keep us up to date.

Governors also play an active part in school life by attending events such as sports day and school trips, performances and fundraisers.

If you would like to contact a governor at any time, or ask about becoming a governor in the future, please contact our Clerk to Governors, Mrs Bustin at .

We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you.

Chair of Governors

School Governing Body

Name Title/Role
Mrs K Sheppard Chair of Governors
Miss V Garratt Co-opted Governor
Mrs K Chauhan Parent Governor
Mrs J Pancholi Parent Governor
Mrs H Sharpe Staff Governor (Headteacher)
Miss M Evans Staff Governor



Mrs V Tipper Clerk to the Governors

Also see:

 LAB Constitution  Attendance Interests 22 23 

LAB Constitution Attendance Interests 2021-2022

Governor Information 2021-2022

Governor Information 2020 2021

All the above are pdf files.

BEP Statutory documents can be downloaded from the Bradgate Education Partnership website under ‘About Us > Statutory Information’ or by using the direct link – in new tab).

BEP Local Advisory Board information can be found on the Bradgate Education Partnership website under ‘Our Schools > Governors’ or by using the direct link – in new tab).

Governor Profiles

Mrs K Sheppard – Chair of Governors

I was appointed parent governor in June 2016 and my reason for taking on this voluntary role is to support and continue to help in making the Pochin school the outstanding school that it is. I have two children who attend the school, Fenn and Tula. I moved to Leicester from Surrey in 2003 and started to work for Leicestershire partnership NHS trust as a community nursing assistant in the learning disability service. I did this role for 13 years and I’m currently in a seconded position as the referral management coordinator for the learning disability service. I am also an active member of the PTA and have been the secretary for the past four years.

Miss V Garratt

Born in Leicester I was brought up and educated in Thurmaston and Syston and have been involved in Scouting and Guiding in Thurmaston since the age of six. I have worked in a variety of industries since leaving school, including manufacturing, drug and alcohol action services team and education services. Having spent several years working as a Health and Safety Advisor and Trainer within the Education Authority at Leicestershire County Council, myself, and my Business Partner, took the plunge in 2011 and went into business as ‘Leicester Health + Safety Training Limited’, providing Health and Safety Consultancy Services and training to both Schools and Businesses in and around Leicestershire, including certificated First Aid Training to both adults and children. Through my work within the local authority and my own Business I have a long history of working with the staff and pupils of The Pochin School in a wide variety of areas and was happy to be asked to join the Governing Body. During my tenure at The Pochin School I aim to be able to contribute to the Management of the School and help to maintain its outstanding rating.