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Local Governing Body

The Role of the Governing Body

Our Governors are very dedicated to our school and its continuing improvement.  As well as attending meetings, governors are encouraged to make regular visits into school to see the children learning, talk to teachers, and ensure the school environment is safe.

Key roles of Governors:


  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 


They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:


  • Monitor how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies


In order to do this governors need to gain knowledge on how the school operates by attending training, attending regular meetings and getting to know the school community through visiting the school during the day.
Governing bodies are required to meet, in full, a minimum of three times a year.  In addition all governors are required to sit on a sub committee where they may use their specific skills.  Governors will arrange to visit the school to address specific issues relating to Health and Safety, Finance, Special Educational Needs, Child Protection. 
Local Governing Body Chair - Mrs J McCamphill (St John's CE Primary School, Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon, PE29 7LA)