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.

Pete Hedges

Chair of Governors

Ellie Ballinger

Head Teacher

Clare Glandfield

Staff Governor

Emily Johnston

Co-opted Governor

Hayley Morris

Parent Governor

Joanne Swinton

Parent Governor

Andy Skidmore

Parent Governor

Richard Worth

Local Authority Governor

Richard Storer

Associate Governor

Marisa Hibberd

Associate Governor

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.