Structure and Remit of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is strategic. The Department for Education’s Governance Handbook identifies three core functions for governing bodies:


• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

• overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Members of the governing body are appointed based on their skills in order to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school.


The governing body structure is as follows:

1 Headteacher; 2 Parent Governors; 1 Local Authority Governor; 1 Staff Governor; 7 Co-opted Governors


Total of 12 Governors plus 2 Associates



Committees of the Governing Body:


Finance and Resources - Chair of Committee – Tobias Latham

Curriculum - Chair of Committee – Kate Edwards


Pay Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Management


For the terms and reference of the governing body and its committees please click here.


For information on the Chapel Street Primary School Code of Conduct for the Governing Body 2019-20 click here


View details of past and current Governing Body Members and attendance.

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