School Governors are the largest voluntary group in the UK!
Governors represent all stakeholders in the school and together help decide on the direction, focus and ethos of the school. Representatives from the school staff, parents, local community and church means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experiences and views.
The different types of Governors on our Governing Body
- Co-opted Governors (3) - individuals chosen by the Governors from the local community who represent community interests
- Foundation Governors (2) - individuals appointed by the church to help preserve and develop the school's religous character
- Headteacher Governor (1)
- Local Authority Governors (1) - individuals appointed by the LA who consider the skills and experience which schools require and appoint candidates who support the school's ethos and mission
- Parent Governors (3) - parents or carers elected by other parents or carers with children at the school or, on occasion, appointed by the Governing Body
- Staff Governors (1) - staff members elected by teaching and non-teaching staff
What the School Governors do
The Governing Body has a strategic role in the development of the school but does not become involved in the day-to-day management - that is the role of the headteacher and the staff.
The Governing Body does however:
* provide a strategic view - governors help set and maintain the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff should run the school. They also help plan ahead by setting aims and objectives.
* act as a critical friend - governors provide the headteacher with support and constructive advice but also provide challenge! The Governing Body is there to monitor and evaluate the school's effectiveness and governors therefore should be prepared to ask some challenging questions!
* ensure accountability - the headteacher and staff report to the Governing Body on the school's performance. In turn the Governing Body is accountable to all stakeholders on the school's overall performance.
Easebourne Primary School Governors for 2022-23
The file below gives details of the governors at Easebourne Primary School.