There are various types of Governors drawn from different areas of the community including, parents, staff, Local Authority, community and other groups.
Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development.
Our Clerk to Governors is Kate Shepherd. She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding anything connected with the Governing Body including requesting minutes of meetings.
How do Governors help schools and children?
School Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Together with the Headteacher they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.
Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school’s development plan.
The official role of a Governor is to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils
- Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Categories of Governors
- Parent Governor – Elected by parents and carers of children at the school.
- Staff Governor – Selected by election from staff employed by the school.
- Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Local Authority.
- Co-opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Body
If you wish to discover more information about what Governors do or learn how to become one please visit the Gloucestershire County Council’s website.