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Governors Committees 2013-14pdf format Tasks of the Governing Bodypdf format
Governor Meeting Dates 2013-14pdf format
Articles of Associationpdf format
General Terms of Referencepdf format Model Funding Agreementpdf format
Terms of Reference Pay Committeepdf format Terms of Reference Strategicpdf format
Annual Report & Financial Statements pdf format Appointments 2013-14pdf format
Value For Money Statement 2013 pdf format A.G.M. Minutes 28/04/2014 pdf format
A.G.M. Agenda 25/03/2014 pdf format

Would you like to be a Parent Governor?

Deciding to become a Governor is a big commitment and you would be expected to attend at least 9 meetings per year, possibly more dependent on which subcommittees you were on, together with time spent supporting the school for events and functions. 
  • Full Governing Body meetings are held 6 times per year
  • Subcommittees comprising of finance & strategy and the pay committee meet 6 times per year

Full Governor meetings start at 5.00pm with subcommittees starting at 5.00pm (please see Governor meeting dates above)

For an application form CLICK HERE

List of Governors:

Community Governors

Mrs C Thomas (Chair)
Mrs A Hunter
Mrs J Spicer
Mr S March
Mrs E Baker (Vice-Chair)
Ms J Tomkinson

Parent Governors

Mr A Hobday
Mrs M Lea
Mrs R Ashraf
Mrs Y Ashraf
Mr Richard Hart

Staff & Other Governors

Mrs A Kimblin
Ms M Davis
Mr J Greenan

Finance & Strategic

The following Governors are on this committee:

Governor Type:
Governor Name:
Mr S. March
Mrs C. Thomas
Mrs S. Moss
Ms E. Baker
Ms M. Lea
Mr A. Hobday

If you have any comments or issues, you wish the committee to address please use the email address below:


Pay Committee

The following Governors are on this committee:

Governor Type:
Governor name:
Mrs J. Spicer
Mrs C. Thomas
Mr A. Hobday

If you have any comments or issues, you wish this committee to address please use the email below:


Who can become a school governor?

You don't need to have a child at a school to become a governor

All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.

Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don't need to have a child at the school.

Many schools would particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work, or who have a particularly good understanding of the community served by the school.

What do school governors do?

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
  • The governing body is made up of:
  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)
  • for some schools, people appointed by the relevant religious body or foundation
  • up to two sponsor governors, or four if the school is a secondary school (appointed by the governing body)

What would be involved?

Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues like the school's curriculum, premises or finances. If you become a governor, you will probably be asked to serve on a committee where you have an interest or can make a contribution.

The amount of time involved for each governor varies between schools. However, in a typical month in a typical school you can expect to spend at least six to eight hours on your duties.

Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be rewarding. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a school governor on the School Governors' One Stop Shop (SGOSS) website.


You may be paid allowances for any expenses you incur when carrying out your duties, either by the governing body or the local authority. You cannot claim attendance allowances or payments for loss of earnings.

Training and support

Schools are being encouraged to participate in the National Training Programme for New Governors - view the training materials on the GovernorNet website. GovernorNet also provides information and guidance for governors.

The GovernorLine support service can provide advice on legal and other issues by telephone or email.

Governorline: 0800 0722 181

How employers can help

If you are working you may be entitled to "reasonable" time off work to carry out your duties as a governor. You will qualify if you are technically an "employee" and do not work in one of the exempted occupations.

Your employer does not have to pay you for your time off, but may do.

Your employer could benefit as a result of you becoming a school governor. Details of potential benefits for employers are available on the SGOSS website. SGOSS can also provide support for companies who want to encourage their employees to get involved.

Apply to become a school governor

You can apply to be a governor:

  • directly to your school
  • through your local authority
  • through SGOSS
  • Governor Information courtesy of DirectGov.uk

For further information contact

L. Edwards (Light Hall School. PA to headteacher)
0121 744 3835

... or visit these Governor resource sites

Ofsted Office for Standards in Education.
NGA National Governors' Association
ISCG Information for School and College Governors.
NASG National Association of School Governors (independent organisation)