What is the role of the Governing Body?
The governing body is responsible in law for the school, but it has a strategic role and doesn’t get involved in operational matters like teaching or timetabling – these are the responsibility of the headteacher. The governing body holds the headteacher to account for his decisions.
All governing bodies have three main functions:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Governing Body accountable to?
The Governing Body is accountable by law to Ofsted, the local community and the local authority.
Do Governors get paid?
No. All governors are volunteers.
How do I become a Governor?
When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed and you’ll have the chance to stand for election. Parents can also be appointed as other categories of governor (for example, co-opted).
Can I approach the Governors with concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Concerns and complaints should go to the school before coming to the Governing Body.
How do I contact the Governing Body?
Parents/carers and staff are welcome to contact the Governing Body directly.
Letters to the Governing Body should be addressed to the Chair and delivered to the school office.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and address your correspondence for the attention of the Governing Body.
SOUTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
CHAIR: Ben Thompson - elected 18/09/23
VICE CHAIR: Joss Alcraft - elected 18/09/23
|Southborough Primary School||Position||Appointed By||Type of Governor||Appointed|
|Joss Alcraft||Vice Chair||Parent||Parent||18.09.23|
|Nicola Tootell||Governing Body||Community||27.11.21|
|David Jeffreys||Local Authority||Local Authority||28.3.22|
|Stephen Onamade||Governing Body||Community||20.9. 22|
|Kerry Tidder||Vice Chair||Governing Body||Community||2.7.20|
|Ben Thompson||Chair||Governing Body||Foundation||18.09.23|