King Edward Primary School and Nursery Excitement + Determination = Success


All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.  A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff and the local authority.  Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.


The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the governing body and consists of:

  • The Head Teacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Four elected parent governors
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Seven co-opted governors


The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. 


The Chair of Governors is Phee Smith, who can be contacted by leaving a message via the school office.

Who's Who

Mrs Phee Smith

Chair of Governors & Strategic Committee

Safeguarding Link


Term of Office:


I am Phee Smith a Community Governor.  I have had a long and happy career in teaching and now I am enjoying being a Governor.  I am originally from South Africa and I chose teaching as a career as I love children.


Mrs Judith MunroVice Chair & English LeadLocal Authority

Term of Office:


I came to Nottingham some years ago to work at Boots. My last job was working with an Education Charity helping young people understand the world of work.  I’ve been a school governor for a long time in different schools in Nottingham, starting as a parent governor at my children’s school. The last school I worked with was Chilwell School before joining King Edwards two years ago. 


Mrs Kerry BerryAttendance & Arts LinkCo-opted

Term of Office:


I feel very proud to be a governor at King Edward Primary School. I was co-opted in October 2017 and I’ve been a regular volunteer in school since 2013.  I have a son and daughter who bath attended King Edwards and are now at Brunts. 

King Edward is a large yet friendly primary school and the children, staff and senior leaders are working incredibly hard to make King Ed’s the very best it can be. The governing body are very much an active part in this mission. I applied because both of my children were incredibly happy and have flourished with the experiences and opportunities they have had. I believe that every child should achieve their full potential, have fun in their learning and feel safe and happy at school. I hope that I can do my part in this and to ensure that it continues.

Some of my governor roles include attendance, SEND and safeguarding as well as being a regular at meetings and governor days in school.


Mr Sean Holborn Co-opted

Term of Office:


I have been a community and now co-opted Governor at King Edward's since 2011.  I live and work in the close local community.  I am married with two children who have both happily attended King Edward Primary school.

In my role as a governor I am a critical friend of the school, willing to ask questions, open to ideas and find my role at the school a rewarding and positive experience.

I have travelled extensively in Europe.  I am an amateur gigging musician, golfer, enjoy dog walking and can best be described as an all-round “social, but old, geek” according to my kids!


Miss Kelly Charters Staff

Term of Office:


I am a class teacher here at King Ed’s, who teaches in Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery). This school was my first teaching job and I have been teaching here since 2018. I joined the schools governing body in September 2022 as a staff governor. I am keen to support and develop the school to achieve success.


Miss Jane WillettsSEN LinkCo-opted

Term of Office:




Mr Christopher Birks Parent

Term of Office:


I’m incredibly proud to be the parent of a King Ed’s kid and of the wider school community we’re all part of. Before my career as a broadcast journalist - and more recently in the trade union movement - I served the local community through my work as a county council youth worker and a youth affairs advisor.


Mrs Maria Andrei Parent

Term of Office:


I am Maria Andrei, Parent Governor and IT Link. I have two boys who attend King Edwards and I am glad to be involved as much as possible with the parental viewpoint of the school. I am always available for Romanian parents, and any other parents who need guidance regarding cultural differences or struggle with the English language. I am glad to put my skills and time into helping this school achieve its full potential. 



Governing Body - Documents

Governing Body - Useful Links