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Ellingham Primary School

Strong roots for flourishing futures


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the vision and strategic direction for Ellingham Primary School
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of pupils
  • Ensure financial resources are spent well

We are constituted of 10 individuals from different groups with an interest in the school:

2 parents

2 staff members

1 Local Authority nominated member

5 co-opted members

Co-opted members are recruited based on the skills that they offer to help the Governing Body carry out its functions e.g. Financial, Legal , HR, Education Management

The Full Governing Body meets 5 times per year. In 2019/20 the meeting dates are 22nd September, 8th December, 30th March and 13th July. Any interested person wishing to attend as an observer should contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office.

The Governing Body also works in committees, where smaller groups focus on specific areas:

i. The Children & Achievement Committee monitors the academic attainment and progress of all pupils, and considers their personal development, behaviour and welfare.

ii. The Resources & Finance Committee oversees the setting and management of the school budget, supports the school's HR strategy, and ensures health and safety and accessibility responsibilities are met.‚Äč

Minutes of the Governing Body are available on request from the office by email or by writing to the main school address.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please do so via the office at the address above.

Please document below for further information about the Governors including their terms of office, business and pecuniary interests and attendance at meetings.