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Manor Infant School Governing Body


Manor Infant School's Governing Body has a strategic responsibility for the school.   Governors are elected by parents or staff, appointed by the Local Authority or co-opted to the Governing Body for their skills and expertise.   Governors do not receive remuneration but hold a fundamental role in ensuring the strategic direction and accountability of the school.   The Head Teacher has operational responsibility for the running of the school and is accountable to the Governing Body and the Local Authority,

The Governing Body is legally required to :-


  • Ensure the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff.
  • Monitor the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
  • Ensure the implementation of safeguarding procedures for pupils, staff and visitors.
  • Ensure that the school fulfils its statutory duties.
  • Monitor, review and develop plans and policies for effective school improvement.

Chair of Governing Body (2017-18) Stacey Parsons

Vice-Chair of Governing Body (2017-18) Caroline Peacock


The Governing Body has a schedule of meetings and tasks to enable it to meet its statutory responsibilities.  The whole Governing Body meets four times a term.  During these meetings the Head Teacher will provide a report on what is happening at school.  The Governing Body will also review and discuss future strategic improvement plans.    In order to ensure that all the tasks get the time and attention they deserve, the Governing Body holds focussed Full Governing Body meetings.   The focussed meetings are Strategy, Resources and Curriculum and Standards.   This enables governors to share the workload and develop a good understanding of the school and so enables the governing body to carry out its statutory responsibilities.

At Manor Infant School the only committee is:

Pay - Ensures the implementation of the Whole School Pay Policy and Head Teacher Performance Management

Chair of the Pay Committee (2017-18)  Caroline Peacock

The Pay Committee consists of 3 governors.   It meets at least twice a year.

Occasionally there is a requirement for an ad-hoc committee or working party to be formed on such matters as Pupil Discipline, Staff Grievance, Pay or Complaints.

Governors have links to particular class groups/staff members and hold one or more strategic responsibilities (e.g Special Educational Needs, Health and Safety or Literacy) in addition to attending Full Governing Body Meetings.   They also make regular visits to the school to help ensure that improvements detailed in the School Improvement Plan are being made, and to monitor particular aspects within the school.   Governors also play an important role in some of the day-to-day school business such as recruitment, helping in class, attending and supporting school events, or going on trips.

To successfully fulfil a governor's role, governors regularly attend training courses and ensure that they stay up-to-date with current legislation.

The Term of Office for a Manor Infant School Governor is 4 years (renewable).

The Aim of Manor Infant School's Governing Body is to support and challenge the school in its effort to ensure that every child at the school becomes the "The Best they Can Be" by achieving their full potential.