Our Governors

What governors do

Governors have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of schools, their pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure money is well spent.


Governors are not involved in the day to day management of a school. They are “eyes on, hands off”.

They provide strategic oversight of the processes, policies and practices of the schools to ensure that that they are statutorily compliant and to monitor and evaluate their impact.  

To achieve this governors will:

  • support and challenge leaders

have knowledge of the pupil experience

  • have a comprehensive understanding of how the schools work

  • have the benefit of the pupils at the heart of all their decisions

  • strive to engage with parents

  • ensure governors are well trained


Governing Board structure

The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets twice a term. It has the following sub-committees which are chaired by governors and report to the FGB:

  • Resources

  • Teaching & Learning

  • Pay


Governor details