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Our Governors

Northwold Primary Governing Body

What do we do?

Although the Headteacher manages the school from day to day, it is the governors, as a corporate body, who are legally responsible for the school. We are accountable to parents, the local community and the local education authority for the performance of the school. The governors are all volunteers and we are not paid for our work.
We work with the Headteacher and staff to:
  • Establish the aims and policies of the school
  • Improve standards in education
  • Ensure the effective planning and delivery of the curriculum
  • Scrutinise and supervise the recommendations of the Headteacher
  • Draw up the School Improvement Plan and monitor it
  • Prepare and set the budget plan and monitor the school budget.
  • Appointing the Headteacher

Who are we?

Northwold has fourteen Governors made up of staff, parent, community and LEA governors.
  • Five parent governors (who are elected by parents, when vacancies arrive)
  • Three Local Education Authority governors (nominated by the LEA)
  • Three staff governors (the Headteacher, and one teaching staff member and one non-teaching staff member both elected by the staff)
  • Three community governors (appointed by the governors from the local community)
The Assistant and Deputy Heads also attend the governing body as observers.

When do we meet?

The Full Governing Body meets at least once a term.

Northwold Primary also has two governor committees: The Resources Committee and the Curriculum Committee each with about half the total GB membership. These meet at least once a term.

The Resources Committee deals with Finance, Personnel and Building matters and allocated policies. The Curriculum Committee deals with the Curriculum, setting attainment targets and reviewing children’s progress.

Contacting Us

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, you can e-mail us by using this address:

Please note that many issues should normally be raised with the school staff in the first instance, but if you are not sure how to proceed we will be pleased to advise and look forward to hearing from you.