Headteacher: J Glendinning
Telephone: 01274 564977
3 Click here for the Strategic Role of the Governing Body
4 Click here for the Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee
5 Click here for the Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee
6 Click here for information on the current Governing Body
7 Click here for the Strategic Vision 2016-2019
8 Why be a Governor
• Interested in the future of our children
• Willing to give some of your time
• Able to ask questions and put forward ideas
• Keen to make a difference
You don’t need any expertise – interest, enthusiasm and commitment are much more important.
Governors are responsible for setting the future direction of the school through agreeing the school policies and the school development plan
Monitor how well the policies are working
Support and challenge the headteacher
Report on the school’s achievements
Agree the school budget and oversee spending over the year
Respond to inspection recommendations
Agree and monitor performance targets for the headteacher
10 There are several different types of governor:
Staff governors - elected by staff who are paid to work at the school
Community governors – co-opted by the governing body to represent community interests
LA governors - appointed by the LA
Foundation governors (not in community schools) - appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government
Partnership governors (foundation schools only) - replace foundation governors if the school does not have a founding body
Sponsor governors - discretionary category appointed by the governing body from individuals who have made significant (financial) contributions to the school
Associate members (not governors) – appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience
Co-opted governors – appointed by the governing body
11 How do I become a governor?If you are interested then please do make contact with no commitment.
Ask about vacancies for parent governors if you are one.
If you are a teacher then speak to the head teacher.
As a local resident you can ask the Local Education Authority (LEA) at the council offices about becoming an LEA governor. The authority will let you know about vacancies.
Contact the Diocese of Leeds about church schools - Tel: 01274 - 407071
Contact Bradford School Governor Service - Tel. 01274 439400, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the National Governors Association - Tel: 0121 - 237 3780, Fax: 0121 - 2331323, e-mail: email@example.com
Taken from 'Schools Need Governors' and
Why be a Governor?' published by Bradford Council