Governors

What is a school Governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors – together they’re called the ‘governing board‘. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

Who can be a Governor?

Anyone over 18 can be a school governor – you don’t have to be a parent with a child at the school. However, every governing body includes parent governors, and it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child’s school.
The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life. It can also be time-consuming – for example, if your school has to apply ‘special measures’, which are set by Ofsted, to make general improvements.

What does the role involve?

How do I become a school governor?

At most schools you’ll need to attend a governors’ meeting each half term. You’ll also be expected to join one or two sub-committees – these cover different areas like the curriculum, finance or buildings. You’ll need to be able to work well in a team, as you’ll be making joint decisions on policy.

Demands on your time depend partly on how the school is doing generally. Being a governor will be a busy role if the school’s results are getting worse or it’s going through a big change like appointing a new head Teacheror joining with another school.

As a governor you may need to work ten to twenty days a year, assuming your school is in a reasonable position. The top end of this equates to about half a day a week.

 

If you’re interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors who leads the board. When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you’ll have a chance to stand for election.

Before you put yourself forward, talk to your employer. Many employers recognise the role of school governor as useful work experience and may offer paid leave for governor duties.

Current vacancies

1 x Co-opted Governor

If you are interested in becoming a school Governor, please contact the school reception staff and leave your details. We are looking for someone with Legal or HR related skills and background. If you are interested in the role, please consider if you can commit to the amount of time needed to fulfil the duties. You can except this to be between 10-20 days a year, which equates to 1/4 -1/2 a day a week in school term time.

As a governor you may need to work ten to twenty days a year, assuming your school is in a reasonable position. The top end of this equates to about half a day a week.

 

The Governors

Mr L Elliott

Co-opted Governor, Chair, member of Resources and Premises committees

22/06/2017 - 21/06/2021

Rev S Hancox

Co-opted Governor, TLPS committee chair, Vice Chair

30/04/2015 - 30/04/2023

Mr R Horton

Head Teacher, member of TLPS, Resources and Premises committees

2014

Mrs K Brook

Co-opted Governor, member of Resources and Premises committees

08/11/2019 - 27/11/2023

Miss T Johnson

Staff Governor, member of TLPS committee

28/11/2019 - 27/11/2023

Mr A Wadsworth

Co-opted Governor, member of Resources and Premises committees

20/11/2018 - 19/11/2022

Mrs C Hunter

Co-opted Governor, Resources and Premises committee chair

20/03/2019 - 19/03/2023

Cllr S Golton

Local Authority Governor, member of TLPS committee

01/09/2010 - 01/09/2022

Mrs A Baterip

Parent Governor, member of TLPS committee

20/03/19 - 20/03/23

Mrs C Foster

Co-opted Governor, member of TLPS committee

19/03/2020 - 19/03/2024

Mrs Kate Knight

Parent Governor, member of Resources and Premises committees

26/11/2020 - 25/11/2024

Statutory information and Register of Business Interest for School Governors information

Oulton Primary School

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2020-2021

 

Full GB Meetings

    24/9/2020 27/11/2020 18/3/21  
Lee Elliot

Chair

Attended Attended Attended
Sarah Hancox

Vice Chair

Apologies Attended Attended
Rick Horton

Headteacher

Attended Attended Attended
Andrew Wadsworth Attended Attended Attended
Stuart Golton Attended Absent Apologies
Alison Baterip Attended Apologies Attended
Catherine Hunter Attended Attended Attended
Kelly Brook Attended Attended Attended
Tara Johnson Attended Attended Apologies
Caroline Foster Apologies Attended Apologies
Kate Knight Appointed 11/20 Attended Attended
VACANCY

 

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support Committee

  3/11/20 23/2/21    
Sarah Hancox

Chair

Attended Attended
Rick Horton

Headteacher

Attended Attended
Stuart Golton Absent Absent
Alison Baterip Attended Attended
Tara Johnson Attended Attended
Caroline Foster Attended Attended

 

Resources & Premises Committee

  14/10/20 27/1/21    
Catherine Hunter

Chair

Attended Attended
Rick Horton

Headteacher

Attended Attended
Lee Elliot Attended Attended
Andrew Wadsworth Attended Apologies
Kelly Brook Attended Attended
Kate Knight Appointed 11/20 Attended