What is the difference between the different types of governors?
Co-opted Governor is a member of the local community or school you will understand the
importance of the local primary to its community and will have an interest in supporting its activities.
Governors are elected by the Governing Body.
LA (Local Authority) Governors are appointed in consultation with the Local Authority that maintains
the school. They should vote according to the best interests of the school.
Parent Governors are elected to be representative of the parent body. They should keep in touch
with those who elected them but make up their own minds on how to vote on any specific issue.
Staff Governor include is a member of the school staff and can be teaching or non-teaching staff. All
staff governors are elected by staff.
Head, this is the Governor position reserved for the Head Teacher only.
Associate Governors that are adopted by the Full Governing Body, and represent people that work
closely with the governing body. They have no voting rights.
All Governors serve as term of office between 1 and 4 years, the length of their term is decided and
confirmed at the start of their terms of office, the default is 4 years.
The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets at least once every half term, 6 times a year. Minutes of these meeting are available for members of the public to view if required.
To assist the FGB, there are sub-committees that meet at least once a term and then report back to the FGB.
Current sub committees that we have are; Resources; Pupil Learning.
Governor Areas of Responsibility
There are several areas of responsibility of governors within the Governing Body to assist in the improvement of the school, the Governing Body and to champion these areas. They cover SEND, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Sports Funding and Data.