Governor Information

Schools have governing bodies to help them fulfil the school's mission to provide the best education possible for their children.


The Local Governing Body is made up of a number on individuals:

  •  Parent Governors -  elected by parents of the pupils
  • Community Governors  -  elected by the Governing Body
  • Staff Governors  -  Teachers from the school 
  • The Head teacher is also a Governor 

The Local Governing Body has a strategic role in ensuring the school fulfils its's mission by:

  • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards
  • monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school's priorities and targets
  • supporting the Head teacher and staff and challenging them

The key words for describing the Local Governing Body is as a critical friend - somebody who encourages, supports and challenges. 

We have to be able to recognise when:

  • the school deserves recognition and celebration
  • when support and challenge is required

Some of the things we do as a Local Governing Body:

  • visits to the school
  • attend school events
  • linking to particular areas of the curriculum such as literacy, numeracy, special education and social, moral, spiritual and cultural education
  • social events
  • inviting staff to give presentations to the Governing Body, so that they can tell us what is happening in their area 

Sidney Stringer Primary Academy Governing Body is committed to:

  • working as a team
  • knowing our school
  • having effective meetings - held twice termly
  • attending training and development events to make sure we have the skills to perform well

creating a good relationship with parents, carers and all those who work with the school to provide support


The school will be run by its own Board of Governors which will be accountable to the Academy Trust which will oversee the new school as well as Sidney Stringer Academy.

 Governors  MAT Board of Directors
 Jos Parry - Chair  Wendy Tomes
 Andrew Williams - Co-opted  Graham Pebble
 Gerry Bailey- Co-opted  Ian Dunn
 Muna Chauham - Co-opted  John Brodie
 Susanne Reeve - Co-opted  Julie Sullivan - Chair
 Hashim Bhayat - Parent  Barry Hastie
   Jos Parry
   Richard Kershaw



Andy Williams

Andy Williams

I have worked at Coventry City Council for 15 years since completing my postgraduate in Management Science.  I am currently Head of Economic Development with responsibility for all aspects of economic growth, business support, business investment, skills for growth and external funding.

In previous roles, I have lead multi-disciplinary teams across the organisation delivering transformation and innovation looking at the opportunities and challenges faced by the public sector. I work part time for a Global NGO Congress WBN which works in over 110 countries delivering leadership training, business support, development projects and global communication solutions.

I have a young family with 3 children, 2 of which are in the Coventry school system in Year 3 and 5. In my spare time I enjoy tennis and football.

Jos Parry

Jos Parry

Chair of Governors

I came to Coventry to attend Coventry University (Lanchester Polytechnic) in 1973and fell in love with the city. I completed my undergraduate degrees and doctorate in Coventry and spend ten years in research posts at Warwick and Birmingham Universities before working for 20 years in Local Government at Coventry City Council. My local government career included 10 years with Education and Children’s Services and 5 years as Assistant Chief Executive. Since retirement I have worked part-time as a project management consultant.

I have previous experience as the Chair of Governors at a Coventry Primary School and became Director of Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and Chair of Governors at Sidney Stringer Primary Academy in 2015 shortly after the primary school opened. I firmly believe that education is the door to opportunity and I am committed to working with schools in the MAT to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils.

Gov. declaration

MAT website

Information about the funding agreement and accounts can be found under key documents on the MAT website.