School governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

They are volunteers who help to run the school. 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.

School governors also help to make big decisions about the schools long-term goals. They support the head teacher, but also ask questions and make sure the school is heading in the right direction.

It is governors who hold the main responsibility for the finance of the school, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

What does the governing body do?

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of both challenge and support to the headteacher


Download  Instrument of Government

Download Code of Conduct for Governors

Who are the governors at Greysbrooke School?

We have a talented and active team of governors, who are involved on a day to day basis with supporting the consistent delivery of our vision to Nurture, Inspire and Grow all the children at Greysbrooke School.


What do they do?

Each term, there is a formal full governing body meeting, where the head teacher presents updates on school performance, and various items are discussed. These meetings are important to ensure that the schools aims and objectives are being met, and that any challenges are being addressed.

There are also four sub committees which focus on key areas, to ensure the successful challenging and support of the school:

Teaching and Learning Committee – Chaired by Andy McDowell. Members: Richard Storer, Marisa Hibberd

Leadership and Management Committee – Chaired by Richard Worth. Members: Kate Sheehan, Liz Chamberlain, Tracy Holmes

Resource Committee – Chaired by Julia Barnett. Members: Pete Hedges, Ian Pritchard, Tracy Holmes

Communications and IT Committee – Chaired by Kate Sheehan. Members: Abi Wharton

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Committee – Members: Liz Chamberlain, Ian Pritchard, Clare Glandfield

Who can I contact if I need to know more about the governing body?

You can contact (Chair of Communications) or (Chair of Governors) with any queries relating to the governing body.

Any queries relating specifically to your own child should be directed to the class teacher.