The Purpose of the Governing Body

The Local Governing Body is comprised of six parent governors, two community governors, three staff governors and the HeadTeacher. A governor's term is generally four years and as vacancies arise either at the end of a term or otherwise elections are held for parent and staff governors and appointments of community governors may be made. For the election of parent governors, applications to be made on the prescribed form are invited from all parents and are notified to all parents.  If you would like to find out more about becoming a governor please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

School Governing Bodies have a responsibility to help the school deliver the best possible education for all students. As outlined in guidance from the DCSF (Department of Children, Schools and Families) this is done by:

  • Working strategically to raise standards
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress
  • Supporting and challenging the Head Teacher and the staff
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance.

The governing body works together with the Head Teacher whose responsibilities are:

  • The internal organisation, management and control of the school
  • Formulating and revising aims, objectives, policies and targets for the governing body to consider
  • Providing governors with the information needed to help raise standards
  • Advising and implementing the governing body’s strategic framework
  • Reporting on progress at least once a term