Pauntley C of E Primary School

Pauntley C of E Primary School

A Governor's Role

The Governing Body

As part of the Governing Body, you are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, you set the school aims and policies.

Every school has a Governing Body. It normally includes:

Parents elected by other parents of children at the school.
Members appointed by the local authority.
Members co-opted from the community.
Foundation governors appointed to voluntary schools to represent the church or trust which provides the school (if any).
School staff, including the Headteacher.

What does the Governing Body do?

The Governing Body:

Is accountable for the performance of the school.
Plans for the school's future.
Selects the Headteacher.
Makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing.
Makes sure the National Curriculum is taught.
Decides how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development.
Makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with additional needs.
Minutes from governing body meetings are available. Please contact the school office if you would like to see a copy.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor refer to the link:

The Governing board has one sub-committee that is tasked with decision making regarding Finance & Resources. The terms of reference can be downloaded opposite.


F&R Committee Terms of Reference