Trinity All Saints CE Primary School

Growing Together

Headteacher: J Glendinning

Telephone: 01274 564977


1 Governing Body composition for academic year 2016-17
2 Strategic role of the Governing Body & meeting dates 2016-17
3 Information about the Governing Body for the academic year 2016-17
4 Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee
5 Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee
6 Why be a Governor?
7 Governors Roles and Responsibilities
8 Types of Governors / How are Governors Elected
9 How to become a Governor




3 Click here for information about the Governing Body for the academic year 2016-17

4 Click here for the Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee

5 Click here for the Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee


6 Why be a Governor

 Are you:

•       Interested in the future of our children

•       Willing to give some of your time

•       Able to ask questions and put forward ideas

•       Keen to make a difference

You don’t need any expertise  – interest, enthusiasm and commitment are much more important.



7 Governors Roles and Responsibilities

  •  Governors are responsible for setting the future direction of the school through agreeing the  school policies and the school development plan

  •  Monitor how well the policies are working

  •  Support and challenge the headteacher

  •  Report on the school’s achievements

  •  Agree the school budget and oversee spending over the year

  •  Respond to inspection recommendations

  •  Appoint staff 

  •  Agree and monitor performance targets for the headteacher



8 There are several different types of governor:

  •  Parent governors – elected by parents or carers of pupils registered at the school
  •  Staff governors - elected by staff who are paid to work at the school

  •  Community governors – co-opted by the governing body to represent community interests

  •  LA governors - appointed by the LA

  •  Foundation governors (not in community schools) - appointed by the school's founding body,   church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government

  •  Partnership governors (foundation schools only) - replace foundation governors if the school  does not have a founding body 

  • Sponsor governors - discretionary category appointed by the governing body from individuals who have made significant (financial) contributions to the school  

  • Associate members (not governors) – appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience 

  • Co-opted governors – appointed by the governing body



9 How do I become a governor?

If you are interested then please do make contact with no commitment.
  • Speak to the head teacher of your local school
  • Ask about vacancies for parent governors if you are one.

  • If you are a teacher then speak to the head teacher.

  • As a local resident you can ask the Local Education Authority (LEA) at the council offices about becoming an LEA governor. The authority will let you know about vacancies.

  • Contact the Diocese of Leeds about church schools - Tel: 01274 - 407071

  • Contact Bradford School Governor Service - Tel. 01274 439400, e-mail:

  • Contact the National Governors Association - Tel: 0121 - 237 3780, Fax: 0121 - 2331323, e-mail:


Taken from 'Schools Need Governors' and

Why be a Governor?' published by Bradford Council