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Timberscombe CofE First School

We Love, Live and Learn Together

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Paper copies of all documents on our website are available on request from the school office

Timberscombe C of E First School is part of the Moorland Federation.  


Our Chairs of Governors are:  Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson.  

Our Safeguarding Governors are: Ann Gibbs and Catherine Hayden. 

Our SEND Governor is: Frances Nicholson. 

Our Chair of the Finance Committe is: Ken Rushton.

Our H&S Governor is: Dan Stone.


Please contact our school office for further information and/ or contact details. 

The Moorland Federation


The Moorland Federation

Growing together; learning for life.


The Moorland Federation is a supportive network of five schools in: Dunster, Timberscombe, Cutcombe, Porlock and Exford. The Federation was formed to ensure the high quality of education in each of the First Schools is sustained through an exciting and forward thinking group of governors, Executive Head and Heads of School working with dedicated and highly trained staff.  We are a group of rural schools who are innovative and forward thinking in our approach to school development, proud of our local heritage and stunning landscape, who are all dedicated to improving the life chances of every child.  The Executive Head, Heads of School and all staff, work highly cohesively, sharing good practice and workload to deliver the very best quality of education to our amazing pupils.


We also undertake school to school support, share CPD opportunities and fully engage with the Opportunity Area activities.  Executive Head, Naomi Philp, LLE,  leads on the professional development strand for the whole of West Somerset as part of the Priority 2 group.  This involves working with the LA and the Teaching Partnership School on SEND strategy and training, Working with SCILL, SCITT, BCAT, Exeter University, The Research School, EEF and Teach First delivering teacher and staff training in a variety of areas.  If schools are interested in training and development opportunities they are more than welcome to get in touch to discuss their needs.  



The Heads of School are responsible for the day to day running of the schools. The Governing Body works with the Executive Head and is responsible for:




  • setting aims for the school
  • agreeing policies, plans and targets for improvement to match those aims
  • monitoring and evaluating the impact of the policies
  • accounting to parents and others for the work of the governing body and the school





  • supporting the headteacher and staff in the work they are doing in the school
  • offering advice and acting as a sounding board for ideas
  • asking relevant questions to seek information and commenting on proposals
  • monitoring the impact of policies and plans
  • planning improvements and evaluating the impact of those efforts





  • holding the headteacher and staff to account for the performance of the school
  • accounting to parents and others for the work of the governing body
  • setting the terms of reference for individuals and committees to whom the governing body delegates responsibility