The School Governing Body



What are school Governing Bodies?

All state maintained primary, secondary and special schools, are accountable to their Governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community.


Governing Bodies are made up of parents, staff representatives, community members, and local authority representatives. All are elected to the governing body.

What is the role of a Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:


  • provides a strategic view of the school
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school
  • signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary

How does a Governing Body operate?

In order to do operate effectively Governors need to work in partnership with the school through


  • attendance at meetings
  • regular visits to the school
  • getting to know the children and staff
  • the provision of advice and support
  • undertaking ‘learning walks’
  • joining committees
  • attendance at social events



Chair of Governors


Deputy Chair



Next Governors' Meetings


Modern Governor

Members of the Governing Body are completing training on 'Modern Governor'. Details of progress can be downloaded here.