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What do we do?

The governing body is a group of elected members who have a range of duties to support the effective running of the school, working alongside the Headteacher.


Our duties include:

  • Agreeing policies and procedures of the school

  • Developing a school development plan to address school improvement priorities

  • Ensuring effective financial management of the school

  • Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning across the school using the National Curriculum and other legal documentation

  • Using proper procedures are in place for appointing, promoting, supporting and disciplining staff

  • Overseeing the management of the school


As a voluntary aided school, we are also responsible for:

  • The Admissions Policy of the school

  • The buildings and their upkeep

  • Setting the Religious education and Collective Worship Policies of the school

The governors of a voluntary aided school are the employers of staff in the school.


Types of governors

At St Peter’s CE primary School, we have 12 members of the governing body. This is made up of:

  • The Headteacher of the school- Ex Officio governor

  • The incumbent of St Peter’s Church- Ex Officio and foundation governor

  • 2 parent governors elected by parents of children at the school

  • 1 staff governor elected by staff employees at the school

  • 6 Foundation governors elected by the PCC at St Peter’s Church or the Diocesan Board of Education

  • 1 Local authority governor appointed by the LA


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