Our Governors

What We Do

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All governance boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

For more information about Governors at Chiltern Primary School, please click on the link here to take you to the gov.uk website.

Skills and Training for Governors

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR issues.  Our governing board has a good range of skills including finance, general management, education etc. and we renew the need for additional expertise on a regular basis.

It is vital that governors have sufficient time to devote to their role so that they can come into school and gain knowledge of how it operates and get to know the school's community.

New governors are required to undertake induction training and encouraged to attend addition courses for specific areas in which they become involved.  The governing board belongs to the National Governors' Association and The Key which provides a monthly newsletter and a wide range of useful information.

How to contact us?

We can be contacted via the school office.

John Turnbull
Acting Chair of Governors

Governor Data Update Documents