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The Board of Governors at Clipston Endowed Voluntary Primary School


The Governors welcome you to the school website and hope that by browsing through the many pages you will gain an insight into the special characteristics of our lovely, historic school.

Please contact the school if you would like further information or if you would like to visit the school.

The Role of the Governors

The Governors, together with the Head Teacher, are the strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The primary concern of each Governor is to ensure three core strategic functions:

  • Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  • Holding the Head Teacher 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 budget is well spent.

Working in close co-operation with the Head Teacher who is responsible for day-to-day management, Governors set the school's aims and policies and plan the school’s long-term future. The Governing Body meets regularly during term time and conducts monitoring visits during the school day. 

Types of Governor

  • Co-opted Governors - Appointed by the Governing body by other members to represent community interests or to bring skills to the Board that enhance the governance of the school.
  • Foundation Governors - Appointed by the school’s founding body, which in our case is the Diocese. Our school also has a second Foundation Governor who is linked to the Board of Trustees.
  • Local Authority Governor - Nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing body
  • Parent Governors - Elected by the parents of pupils at the school
  • Staff Governor – A member of the school staff who is elected by their colleagues. The Head Teacher is also a governor, in an ex officio capacity.