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The Governor Role

The Role of the Governing Body 


Our Governing Body has three key roles:


1. To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading

This means that we decide what we want the school to achieve and set the framework for getting there.  We achieve this by reviewing policies, setting aims and deciding on priorities for improvement, to be included in the School Improvement Plan.  We take advice on all of this from the Head teacher but then make our own decisions.


2. To act as a critical friend to the school

As a critical friend we offer support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed.  We also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.


3. To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of the education it provides.

Setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local priorities lie at the heart of this aspect of our role. We also systematically monitor and formally evaluate the outcomes.



We do not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school.  Our responsibilities are exercised in partnership with the Head teacher and the staff of the school.

The Governors meet once a term for a full Governing Body meeting and the main committee also meet three times a year.


The main committee is as follows:

  • Management Committee


The Governing Body comprises:

  • Mr Phil Lakin (Chair)

  • Mrs Sue Hudson (Vice Chair)

  • Mrs Comery

  • Mrs Sally English

  • Mr Andy Machalski

  • Mrs Brailsford

  • Mrs Reed


Who can become a governor?

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.



There are also different categories of governor:

  • Parent
  • Staff
  • Co-opted

  • Local Authority

  • Foundation

  • Partnership


The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing body.


What do Governors do?

Our governors typically spend time contributing to school life (attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more) but some do less and you can do more if you choose.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose.


How do I become a Governor?

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch via the school on 01623 477268 or complete the enquiry form below.


How do I contact a School Governor?

If you wish to discuss anything in regards to the school or the Governing body with a Governor then please contact Heidi Bonser in the school office on 01623 477268 who will then pass your details to the Chair of Governors in order for them to make contact with yourselves.




Information on School Governors

Please complete the form below if you would like any further information on the Governors or in becoming a Governor.