Governors at our school

The governing body has a general responsibility for seeing that the school is run effectively so that it provides the best possible education for its pupils.  This has to be done within the framework set by legislation and the policies of the Local Education Authority.

Governors are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school.  That is the job of the headteacher.  A good headteacher will discuss all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and expect them to offer general guidance and challenge.


Governing Bodies include:

  • Parent Governors

  • Staff Governors (including the Headteacher unless they choose not to be a governor)

  • Local Education Authority Governors

  • Co-opted Community Governors

  • Foundation Governors

The responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement

  • Planning the school’s long-term future

  • Setting the school’s aims and values

  • Appointing senior staff including the Head Teacher

  • Budgetary allocation and control

  • Safeguarding