Any governor can be contacted via the school office.
The term of office of a governor is four years.
What do we do?
The work of the governing body is shared by committees, covering ‘School Improvement and Pupil Progress' and ‘Finance, Health and Safety and Premises'. Each committee meets regularly throughout the year to discuss issues that arise, such as the budget, staffing structure and performance, and to review school policies. The committees report back to the full governing body, with recommendations and advice about decisions that need to be made.
The full governing body meets every term (six times a year). We work together to decide the aims of the school, and set priorities for how the school should develop.
In addition to these roles, each governor is linked to a member of the staff with responsibility for a particular area of the curriculum, to provide support.
Becoming a school governor
Vacancies for governors are advertised in newsletters and bulletins in school, and on this site. Currently we have two vacancies, one for a Co-opted and one Parent Governor.
As a governor you would be expected to attend meetings of the full governing body, to join one of the committees, and to link with a member of the teaching staff. Time is also required to read relevant documents prior to meetings and follow up on actions agreed.
Training for governors is provided by B&NES, for induction and to help with the development of particular roles. We encourage our governors to attend training regularly.
Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be rewarding. More information is available on the Directgov website: