St John of Beverley Catholic Primary School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Margaret Clitherow Trust in the Diocese of Middlesbrough


The role of the Governors

The primary duty of a school governor is to support the work of the head teacher and staff in raising educational standards and achievement. Governors are involved in many aspects of school life. They help sustain the Catholic ethos and identity of the school and provide a link with the parish and local community.

Members of the governing body include members of the parish, parents of pupils, school staff and representatives of the wider community. The governors are responsible for:

Ensuring statutory requirements are met (both diocesan and government)

Setting strategic direction

Ensuring accountability

Monitoring and evaluating school performance

The governing body must also act as “a critical friend” to the head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school.

The governing body meets three times a year to discuss general business. Committees are appointed from the members of the governing body and these meet separately throughout the year.

To contact the Chair of Governors please ring the school office on 01482 882487 or the Clerk to the Governors on 01482 392442.





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