Governor Overview

Leading the School

The Governing Body support, lead and grow the school. All our Governors are volunteers and work closely with our Headteacher, senior leaders, teachers and other members of staff to make our school a happy, friendly and successful place. All governors of maintained schools are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Feel free to navigate through the Governor section and find out who we are, what we do and how to contact us. You can contact the Chair of Governors on chair@st-whites.gloucs.sch.uk 
 
What is the Governing Body?

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community including, parents, staff, LEA, community and other groups. Governors are volunteers who spend several hours each month attending meetings and working to further the school’s development.

How do Governors help children?

School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Together with the head teacher they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school’s development plan and act as a "critical friend" to the school.

What binds all of us, regardless of our Governor status or category is the key question "What is the best thing for the school and the children who attend it both now and in the future?" If you would like to meet the Chair of Governors, or any other Governor, for whatever reason, please contact us.

"Challenge, Commit, Conquer and Celebrate"
 
Categories of Governor
 
Parent Governor - Elected by parents and carers of children at the school.

Co-Opted Governor - Appointed by the Governing Body to represent the wider community.

Staff Governor - Elected by the teaching and support staff at the school.

LA Governor - Appointed by the Local Authority.

Additional Governor - Appointed by the Local Authority as temporary governors to provide advice and support to the substantive governing body.

Clerk to Governors - Employed by the school to Clerk governing body meetings. The Clerk also provides advice to the Chair and rest of the governing body during meetings.
 
 
 

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