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Chair of Governors welcome

The Governing Body at High Bank J I & N School is a statutory body that is made up of elected parents, staff and members of the local community, who are passionate about the school and volunteer their time to ensure high standards of achievement for all the children.

The Governing Body meets six times a year and works in partnership with the Headteacher as a critical friend, setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability, monitoring and evaluating school performance.

There are also two sub-committees, Resources and Standards and Effectiveness, that meet once a term to discuss issues relating to behaviour, curriculum, attainment, staffing, safeguarding, maintenance and finance.

A governor’s term of office is four years.  Parent Governors are elected when a vacancy arises by the ballot of eligible parents.  Local Authority Governors are selected by the governing body from a list provided by the Local Authority.  Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body.  Staff governors are drawn from both teaching and non-teaching staff and are elected by staff.

The capacity and skills of the governor body are regularly reviewed to ensure that it is doing the best for the school.

The agendas and minutes of the governor body meetings are available for anyone to read via the school office; however, school does maintain the right to confidentiality where appropriate.


Ms Samantha Naylor

Chair of Governors


Please find below details of our Governing Body and how it is made up.