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The role of the Governing Body

As governors, our over-arching aim is to ensure that the children in our school are able to achieve to the best of their ability.

Our school governors come from every walk of life, but we all have the same role and responsibilities within the governing body and are charged with acting in the best interests of the children in the school.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. The governing body is responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement.


  • Establish the school vision and set the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.
  • Appoint and performance appraise the Headteacher.
  • Agree the school improvement strategy, which includes setting targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures.
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing performance, policy effectiveness, progress towards targets and the overall effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.


Whole Governing Body

Chairperson - Andy Milligan

Our governing body meets at least 6 times a year and is led by the Chair of Governors.  We also have two sub teams, that meet before each whole governing body meeting. 


Finance and resources

Chairperson - Marloes Hayward-Vergers

This team of governors meet to monitor the budget and to challenge leadership on how it is spent to ensure we achieve best value.  They are also responsible for health & safety, buildings & grounds, staffing and resources.  This team feedback to the whole governing body.



School Improvement

Chairperson - Helen Jones

This team of governors  has recently been established to monitor standards and analyse the impact of strategies, teaching, learning and the curriculum on pupil outcomes.  This team feedback to the whole governing body.







Aiming to be a 'good' Governing Body