School Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. No special qualifications are required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important qualities to bring to a governor post.
The Governing Body has a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.
Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.
Willingham Primary School has a thriving, active Governing Body which works in close partnership with the staff to ensure the continued success of the school. Our Governing Body is made up of a diverse group of people who perform different roles. These roles are outlined below.
The Governing Body meets regularly throughout the school year as a Full Committee, Sub-Committees and Working Parties.
There are different types of governors:
Parent governors are elected by and from the parents of registered pupils at the school. The school will advise parents when there are vacancies.
Teacher governors are elected by and from the teaching staff at the school. At Willingham Primary School the Headteacher has chosen to be a governor. Support staff governors are elected by and from the non-teaching staff employed at the school.
Local Authority Governors
These appointments are made by the local authority and may reflect the local political balance. Nominations are put forward by the school governing body and local political parties.
These appointments are made by the governing body to enable the governing body to add specific areas of expertise especially from local businesses. If you are interested this post, please contact the school directly.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Willingham Primary School, please contact Chris Shaw our Chair of Governors via email: Chair@willingham.cambs.sch.uk in the first instance for more information.