Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together


Welcome from The Governing Body


Welcome to the Governance pages at Sherston CofE Primary School. We are very lucky to have a very proactive and skilled Board of Governors which is made up of individuals that represent the school staff; parents; the Diocese and the local community. Between us we have expertise in Education, Finance, Marketing, Safeguarding and Technology so are well placed to ensure effective Governance at the School.


The Sherston Governing Body consists of the following:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 2 staff governors (including the head teacher)
  • 4 co-opted governors
  • 2 foundation governors.

As Governors, it is our responsibility to support and challenge the school to ensure the best educational performance of its pupils, clarity of its strategic direction and to make sure its money is well spent. This is always done from the perspective of strong support and commitment to the School's goals.


We visit the school regularly to gain better understanding of the Curriculum and Learning Walks are regularly carried out to track progress of the school's learning goals. We also schedule compliance monitoring visits and our Safeguarding Governor works closely with the Headteacher to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a very experienced SEND Governor who meets regularly with the School's INCO to monitor the implementation of the SEND policy and develop a clear and accurate understanding of the provision made for pupils with SEND and those eligible for the pupil premium grant.


Our Finance Committee work closely with the Headteacher and School Business Manager to oversee the school's financial performance and identify potential risks. We also have a Pay Panel Committee to set and implement the Pay Policy for the school. 


The full Governing Body meet 5 times a year, with the various sub committees (covering Teaching & Learning and Finance, Staffing  & Premises, Pay Panel Committee) additionally meeting regularly throughout the year. You can view the committee structure and meet all the Governors here. You can also find out what we have been up to in our Newsletters.


Meetings for 2020/21 are as follows:


23rd September 2020

2nd December 2020

24th March 2021

19th May 2021

7th July 2021


All meeting commence at 17.45


Approved minutes of the most recent Governing Body meetings are available to view here.

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, Mrs Berry or Mr Moran). 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 September 2020 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