Vision and Ethos

Our Trust shares the same co-operative ethos and values which are translated in to school life as C.A.R.E.

Confident – Our children will have their self esteem nurtured to enable them to be happy in themselves and achieve their full potential. We will ensure children are confident in their ability. We will ensure they are able to recognise the areas in which they are not as strong, and are confident in their strategies for progressing. Our children will be given the opportunity to speak in a variety of contexts and to a variety of audiences.

Able to meet future challenges – Our curriculum, both inside and outside the school day, will give the children the skills they need to take to Secondary school and beyond. We will encourage them to have aspirations and ambitions, to ‘dream big dreams’. Our children will not only learn to ask questions but to research answers, analyse information and question plausibility. We will prepare our children for a world that is changing technologically every day. Our children will understand the value of money, be organised and know how to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Responsible members of the community – Our children will be encouraged to be respectful, polite and tolerant of others regardless of their differences, both within and outside of our school community. Our children will be kind and considerate. They will be able to work in teams, and communicate their ideas effectively. They will recognise their place in the variety of communities they are a part of. Older children will be role models for younger children. Their tolerance and consideration will enable them all to make friends happily with all groups, and to deal with disagreements in a sensible way. Our children will be proud of their school, their wider community and the part they play within those.

Underpinning these, our children will be:

Effective Learners – We will foster in our children their love of learning, promote their independence and encourage them to ask questions. We will challenge children to ‘have a go’ and ensure they are not afraid of trying new things or of making mistakes. We will enable them to recognise the value in listening to other people and celebrate their achievements. Above all, our children will be motivated to try their best.


As an academy the school is held to account by a group of Trustees who delegate responsibilities to a Local Governing Committee via a scheme of delegation. This enables governors to focus on the teaching and learning aspects of school life and to take a focused interest in to how the school functions. The full scheme of delegation for the group can be found here.

The Local Governing Committee is currently made up of:

  • Paul Bunn – Trust appointed Governor – 1/11/2016
  • Kathryn Dunning – Trust appointed Governor – 1/11/2016
  • Marie Hales – Support staff Governor – 1/11/2016
  • Paul Seeman – Headteacher, ex-officio – 1/11/2016
  • Claire Stanley – Teacher Governor – 1/12/2018
  • Laurie Smith – Parent Governor – 1/12/2018

Dear Parents

The Governing Body works very closely with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that the school is a happy and caring environment for the youngsters to learn in. We have established a friendly, family atmosphere where visitors are always welcomed to see us at work.

We do our best in the school to ensure that each child develops to their fullest potential, whatever their ability may be, because we value each child as an individual.

I hope we shall be seeing more of you in the future and that your child will enjoy coming to our school.

To contact me via email – please send to the Chair

Yours sincerely

Paul Bunn

Chair of Governors

All governors are required to declare an interests where they may make an appreciable gain from their role as a governor. The declarations can be found here.

Parents and Volunteers

Banham Primary School strongly encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s education. We welcome parent helpers and volunteers on a regular basis and look to foster close working relationships. Furthermore, we have a Parents’ Forum – currently under review in line with CEE’s development of consultative forums – that aims to meet 4-5 times a year as a consultative body to help school improvement. Recent Parent Forum minutes can be found here. More details on our links with Parents and Carers can be found in the Policies section of this website.