What is School Governance all about?

In summary, the role of the Governing Board is to;

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

How do governors fulfill their role?

The Governing Board and individual governors undertake a series of activities, examples include; Strategic Governance Meetings

Monitoring governor effectiveness through action planning and review.

Resources Meetings

Budget planning and expenditure, premises planning and reports.

Monitoring Meetings

Monitoring and evaluating standards and pupil progress.

School Improvement Meetings

Monitoring teaching and learning, as well as management and leadership. Evaluating head teacher reports and governor visit reports.

School Visits

These take place every half term and have a specific focus related to the current school development plan. They provide an opportunity for individual governors to speak to the children and staff, spend time in the classrooms and look at the work in children’s books where appropriate. The governor then writes a report that is presented at the next Governors meeting.


All governors are required to keep up to date in relation to carrying out their role effectively, and with new initiatives, guidance and legislation. They attend relevant courses and meetings when and where appropriate.

How do you become a governor?

  • Anyone can become a school governor if you are over 18
  • At Lickey End there are 4 types of governor – parent governor, co-opted governor, local authority governor and staff governor.
  • Parent governor vacancies are advertised through the school and may be elected if there is more than one candidate.
  • Governing bodies can stipulate the skills sets they are seeking when advertising for new governors.
  • Governors normally serve a term of 4 years after which time they can be re-elected or co-opted again.

Our Governing Body

Lickey End is a highly regarded first school at the heart of the community. With our children’s intellectual, social, moral and physical well being at the core of everything we do, we strive to ensure that they are happy, confident children who embrace challenge and enjoy achieving together to prepare for their role ascaring and responsible members of society. We aim to achieve this by;

  • Having a warm and welcoming environment that enables parents to  engage and take an active part in their child’s learning.
  • Governors being actively and positively involved in school life, working in  partnership to provide the best possible outcomes for each child and a  provision to be proud of.
  • Developing purposeful community links with local schools, businesses,  charities and other groups.

What are governors working on at the moment?

  • Reviewing how we collaborate with other schools.
  • Monitoring the use of the new pupil tracking system.
  • Ensuring governors are meeting all statutory obligations in relation to pupil premium.
  • Reviewing how we engage with the wider stakeholders in the community.

Who are our Governors?


Our meeting schedule and attendance register is available in the documents section below. In future we will publish the most relevant information in this section, in summary format.

Documents & Forms

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