Governors and Governing

Welcome to the Governors’ section

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country (currently numbering over 250,000) and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

On this page you will find information about the role and responsibilities of the governing body and a who’s who of our current governors and their individual responsibilities.

To see information on how to become a governor please click here.

The annual governors’ impact statements which summarise what has been achieved each year can be viewed by clicking here.

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body Governing bodies:

  • help to clarify and then set the school’s aims and values.

  • make decisions on matters such as priorities and targets for improvement, and school policies. 

  • ensure that the schools’ practices are compliant with all statutory/legal requirements.

  • oversee the setting and use of the school’s budget ensuring that the money is well spent

  • are responsible for the appointment of the head teacher and deputy head

  • monitor, support and challenge the head teacher (act as a critical friend) on how well school policies and the priorities in the school improvement plan (SIP) are being followed through.


    Ide governors comprise a group of volunteers that includes elected parent governors, members of the local community (co-opted governors), together with the head teacher, deputy head and one elected staff governor. We come from varied professional backgrounds so have a good mixture of expertise and skills.


    Full governing body meetings take place at monthly intervals. In addition governors visit the school once a term as part of their monitoring /support role. This provides governors with a welcome opportunity to get to know the staff and children and to share in the day to day work and achievements of the children, their teachers and other staff. Minutes of all these meetings are filed in the school office and are available to view on request Alternatively they can be sent to you by email

Ide Governors 2017-2018  


Attendance at meetings

Governors have been asked to attend all meetings from January 2018. To provide evidence of good governance we are required to be achieving 80% attendance over the course of the academic year.

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