St FrancisChurch of England Primary School

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The Governing Body is made up of people from all walks of life including parents, church members, school staff and people from the local community.  The Governing Body’s role is to provide strategic leadership for the school, as well as robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.  We perform these functions through a close working relationship with the school’s Head and Senior Leadership Team.  We work together to become involved in all areas of school life and are accountable to parents for the decisions we make.  The Governing Board are always keen to hear from parents and can be contacted via the school office.


At least one Governor visits school every month to monitor and report on themes such as teaching, standards, accounts and safeguarding.  We meet twice every term to revise policies, decide on staffing and budgets, and examine the school’s results data.  That enables us to maintain a caring, safe and happy school community, with ambitious standards, and where everyone is encouraged and helped to reach their full potential.  It is an extremely rewarding role in which our priority, the pupils, are always put to the fore.

Governors Update September 2020 



Mr John Young has recently taken over as the Chair of our Board of Governors and will be in that role for the remainder of the academic year.  John has previously been Vice Chair.  Mr Richard Harding has been appointed as the new Vice Chair.  A full list of Governors is available on this site. 


The themes the Governing Body has been focusing on recently include the school’s finances, contingency plans, admissions, policies and the approach of the school during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  We have undertaken as a whole Governing Body specific training to educate ourselves on improving attainment in vulnerable groups and how best, as Governors, we can support children within these vulnerable groups and the attainment of all children at the school.   


We currently have two Foundation Governor vacancies; governor roles appointed through St Francis Church to support and promote the Christian foundations on which the school was built.  Should anyone wish to consider one of these roles please contact the school office.  Should anyone wish to speak to, notify or question Governors on any matter they can be contacted in confidence via the school office.