Our Governing Body Committees and Their Roles and Responsibilities


Whilst the Headteacher of the school is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, the role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management and to act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and challenging the school. Governors also have a role in monitoring the school's progress and in setting annual targets for the school's performance and for the Headteacher. Governors are volunteers and the overall Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of Governor: Parent Governors, Staff Governors, Foundation Governors (ie. Appointed by the Bishop and likely to be Parishioners or those with a close history with school or Parish) and Local Authority Governors.


Full Governing Body

All Governors are members of the Full Governing Body and are expected to attend a minimum of three meetings per school year. There are different kinds of Governors:  


The different categories of governor are:

Parent Governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school. If there are insufficient nominations from parents to fill the vacancies, the governing body has to appoint parents  

• Staff Governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues. This category includes the Headteacher (who serves in an ex-officio capacity), teaching and non-teaching staff. Unlike parent governors, when a member of staff leaves the school he/she must also leave the governing body

Co-opted Governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school

• Foundation Governors who are appointed by the school's founding body, which in most cases is the Church. This category of Governor must be in the majority at every meeting

• Local Authority Governors who are appointed to represent the Local Authority but they do not have to vote in agreement with the views of the Authority. As all governors their duty is to put the best interests of the school first.

Associate Members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body.

Governors with specific areas


SEND – Joan Abbott

Safeguarding – Claire Harrison

LAC – Joan Abbott

Religion – Patty Ganley

Health and Safety – Claire Harrison

Pupil/Sport Premium – TBC

Governors for admissions decisions (2 for decisions/2 for appeals)


Staffing, Finance & Resources Committee

This committee is responsible for overseeing the school budget in both the short and long term. Regular monitoring of the budget takes place along with the setting of new budgets each financial year. This committee will also oversee the appointment and monitoring of staffing levels. The committee will oversee the spending of specific budget streams such as Pupil Premium, Sport Premium and School Led Tutoring. The committee will report to the full governing body.

Pay Review Committee

This committee is responsible for reviewing the recommendations made by the Headteacher with regards to Pay progression for teachers. This will be at least 2 governors who are not on the Pay Appeal committee. 


Pay Appeal Committee

This committee is responsible for appeals where a member of staff does not agree with the decision reached by the Pay Review Committee  

Current members are:

Any 3 members who are not on the Pay Committee (not Parents or Staff Governors)

Admission Committee

This committee is responsible for agreeing admissions to the school with particular reference to the admission of children to reception. This committee will be formed by any three governors as a minimum as required.

There are further committees that will be formed when needed – such as Disciplinary Committee, Exclusion Committee.

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