Governors: Roles and Responsibilities

The Governing Body

The governing body has 3 key roles:

  • To provide a strategic view
  • To provide support and challenge to the head teacher and staff
  • To ensure accountability and probity over the school finances

The governing body has to comply with regulations set out by the Department of Education and is required to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body is also required to meet 3 times a year at ‘full governor meetings’ which generally take place near the beginning of each new term.

The responsibilities of the governing body include setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school finances, making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff pay and performance. Some of these functions are discussed at separate committee meetings, with each governor selecting which committee/s they participate in depending on the contribution they are able to make. Each committee has an agreed remit a proforma agenda and recorded minutes. Currently we have 4 separate committees these are:

Resources, chaired by Bryn Wellings

Standards, chaired by Maggie Morrissey

Foundation, chaired by Rev Paul Kelly

Leadership, chaired by Paul Woodhead

Keystones, chaired by Mari Nelson

Please click the committee name for the remit

Each of these committees meet at least once a term, sometimes more frequently and has specific terms of reference and reports back to all governors at the termly full governors meeting. The minutes from the full governors meetings are public documents and can be viewed at by request at the school office to view the latest minute please click here 

Link Governors

In addition to the broad role of the governing body and its appointed committees we are working with the school to support in specific areas to enhance the delivery of the school improvement plan.

These Link Governors work with a school appointed champion to understand and support the development of the school and act as a conduit to the wider world to enhance the delivery of the whole school experience for the children of St Peters

The current Link areas are detailed here

Link Area Governor Link SLT Link




Mari Nelson Samantha Price

Lynne Reay

Tamsin Corbett
Early Years

Fiona Holt

Melanie Yates
Pupil Premium

Bryn Wellings

Samantha Price


Rev Paul Kelly

Sarah Smith