Become a Governor

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are:

Foundation governors           appointed by the Diocese of Lichfield

A Local Authority governor   appointed by the Local Authority

Parent governors                    voted for by parents/carers

A Staff governor                      voted for by members of staff

The Headteacher                    a governor automatically, as part of the job

Co-opted governors               appointed by the Governing Board (anyone with skills that can contribute towards the successful                                                                 running of the school)

All governors have equal status, however they are appointed. The term for a governor to serve is normally four years, normally renewable only once.

Our Governing Board meetings are usually held in the late afternoon/early evening. Governors attend training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help them carry out the role effectively. There is also a link governor scheme which entails linking particular governors with aspects of the school's life, e.g. reading and phonics, environment & sustainability. Link governors meet with staff and pupils to help them find out how the school is progressing towards its targets in the link subject. 


If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact Phil Smith, the Clerk to the Board of Governors, at 

Click on the image to download a leaflet on the Role of a School Governor.