Clarendon Primary School, Nursery and Children's Centre

Doing our best to achieve our best

The Governing Body

A Very Warm Welcome

On behalf of our Governors, welcome to Clarendon Primary School. On these pages you will find more information about the work we do.



Work of our Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of 10 people, who work voluntarily for the school. They are all actively involved and dedicated to ensuring excellent outcomes for the children who attend Clarendon Primary School.


Our school governors are responsible for and committed to ensuring that the school provides high quality education. They are tasked with carrying out 3 key functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Our governors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and represent parents, staff and the local community.


Should you wish to contact the Governing Body you can do so easily, either by contacting the school office on 01784 253379, via the school email account or by letter.  Please address your letter to the Chair of Governors.



Our Committee Structure

As a group of governors we meet half termly as a whole group and also in smaller working groups that focus on key areas of school provision.  Governors also visit school regularly to see the children and the school in operation.


Our current focus group structure is as follows:

  • Pupil progress and attainment
  • Health and safety
  • The Children’s Centre
  • Finance and monitoring of the School’s Financial Value Standards (SFVS)
  • Performance management and pay


There are also governors responsible for other key areas of school life. These include:

  • Liaison with the Local Authority in the event of allegation against the Headteacher
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)


Minutes of meetings are open to the public on request, please see the School Office.



How to Become a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor there are a number of ways that you can find schools that have vacancies:

  • You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor
  • You can contact the School Governors' One Stop Shop at which recruits Governors nationally
  • You can contact your local council.