The Governing Body (GB) was reconstituted in September 2015 and has 12 members: 3 Parents, 1 LEA, 1 Staff, 1 Head and 6 Co-opted Governors.  The Governors are mindful that they need to focus on three core strategic functions:   1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governor Role

An effective governor is:

  • Committed to maintaining and improving the school's standards of education
  • Prepared to commit time and energy to the work of the governing body
  • Prepared to visit the school during he working day
  • Able and willing to work harmoniously with others
  • Prepared to challenge, but in a constructive, not confrontational, manner
  • An advocate of the school in the wider community
  • Aware of the need to keep up to date with developments in the world of education
  • Keen to participate in briefing sessions
  • Prepared to stand by collective decisions even if s/he held a different point of view

The role of the school governor is to:

  • Support the school but not uncritically
  • Explain its policies to parents and the community but not blindly
  • Watch its standards but with care, humility and an open mind
  • Help to settle its disputes fairly and conscientiously
  • Oversee its policies and use of its resources but not in tiresome detail
  • Attend meetings
  • Visit the schoolServe on a committee
  • Be attached to an area of the school's work
  • Participate in executive decisions of the Governing Body
  • Undertake training and development
  • Work within an agreed code of conduct
  • Represent the school within the local community
  • Maintain confidentiality as required


You should do these things as a Governing Body not as an individual governor. And in all such matters you should work with knowledge and understanding of the school.