Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School


The Role of Governors

The Governing Body of the school provides a number of functions including:

  • acting as a critical friend to the school
  • ensuring accountability
  • promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • helping to plan the schools long term future
  • setting the schools aims an values
  • appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
  • budgetary allocation and control
  • health and safety

Governors are appointed from a range of backgrounds but all share a common purpose of ensuring the best for the school and children. Types of Governors include Trust Governors, Community Governors, Parent Governors, LEA Governors (appointed by the Local Authority) and Staff Governors.

The Governing Body meets at least once a term. Our Curriculum, Finance, Personnel and Premises committees meet regularly and governors are expected to belong to at least one of them.

There are also learning walks in the school and assemblies to which the governors are invited. They are also encouraged to volunteer to help out at fairs and fun days.

If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the school office. No specific experience is required and there are training courses available to help you to understand aspects of the role.