Our Governing Body


School Governors are like a board of directors and make strategic decisions about how the school is run. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.

Governors are appointed to help:
•decide what is taught
•set standards of behaviour
•interview and select staff
•agree how the school budget is spent

Our Governing Body is made up of 12 governors
•Three parent governors
•Two staff governors
•Four Co-opted governors
•Two foundation governors (including our Vicar who is ex officio)
•The Headteacher

Parent governors are elected by parents of registered pupils at the school. Parent governors are not elected “delegates” of the parent body, but are there to speak as representative parents on governance issues.

Co-opted governors are appointed by members of the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


The role of the governing body is to:

Ensure the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school is clearly defined

Ensure the Headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school

Ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources


Statement from the Chair:

The Governing Body firmly believe that a good relationship between school and home is vital to achieve a happy and rewarding experience for pupils, parents and school. We are fortunate to have the co-operation, support and involvement of parents, the local Churches and our local community in daily life here, and hope that that relationship doesn’t end at the school gates.

With our dedicated team of staff, we constantly work hard to ensure that the educational standards, Christian ethos, pastoral care and curriculum enhancing opportunities that are offered at North Rigton Church of England Primary School combine to create a challenging and stimulating environment in which every child will reach their full potential.

Jo Williams – Chair of Governors


Governor Roles and Responsibilities

Governing Body Minutes 15th March 2018

Governing Body Minutes 5th October 2017

Governing Body Minutes 8th June 2017

Governing Body Minutes 9th March 2017

Governing Body Minutes 30th Nov 2016

Governing Body Minutes 22 Sept 2016

Governing Body Minutes 19th July 2016

Governing Body Minutes 11th May 2016


North Rigton CE Primary School Scheme of Delegation