Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

The Role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body

The following extract defines the Governing Body role as having:

“a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.”


In more general terms, the Governors’ role is to both ‘support and challenge’ the school. The Governing Body is made up of individuals that represent the school staff; parents; the Diocese and the local community. The full Governing Body meet every term, with the various sub committees (covering Teaching & Learning; Foundation & Ethos; Finance, Staffing  & Premises) additionally meeting regularly throughout the year. The full Governing Body meetings are public meetings and anyone can attend and listen to what is being discussed (with the collective permission of the Governing Body)  – although you will be asked to temporarily leave should any confidential issues arise for discussion. Approved minutes of the most recent Governing Body meetings are available for you to view on the Governors' notice board next to the school reception.

All meetings are held at Sherston School and commence at 6.30pm.

Please note that the Governors do not have any involvement in the day to day running of the school. Therefore if you have any issues that you wish to raise about your child, then you should initially contact your child’s teacher. If you are not satisfied with the response, then you should speak to one of the Senior Management Team (Mrs Leyden, Mr Moran or Elice Duddridge). If you are still not happy with the situation, then you should utilise the complaints procedure. Details of the procedure are available from the school and in the Key Information section of this website.


We adopted a Governors Code of Conduct in November 2015 (updated May 2019) which sets out how we will carry out our functions and seek to promote principles of good governance at Sherston School. The Code is available on this link.

Contact the Governors

Should you wish to contact the governors, please do so via the School Office on 01666 840237 or 


Who does what 

Meet the Board of Governors and find out who does what.


For more information on the role of a Governing Body visit