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Welcome to our Governors!


Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governors are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.


In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


At Mandeville, the 'Instrument of Government' states that the governing body shall consist of thirteen governors - four parent governors, one LEA governor, two staff governors and six co-opted governors. We have adopted a code of conduct which sets out the purpose of the governing body and describes the appropriate relationship between individual governors, the whole governing body and the leadership team of the school.


As Governors we have individual responsibilities within areas of the school, for example: certain subjects in the curriculum; being the link to a specific area; and being part of one or more of the sub-committees mentioned below.


  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Resources


The sub-committees meet at least once a term and do the majority of the work. We also have a number of working parties, including the Expansion Team, School Travel Team and Eco-Committee. The Full Governing Body meets once every term and makes its decisions based on the advice of the sub-committees.


All our Governors are volunteers and are not paid to perform the role. Even though we have experience in the outside world, we do need training. The Governor responsible for training will encourage new and existing Governors to attend courses that will benefit them within the areas for which they are responsible.


As Governors we visit the school regularly as part of a monitoring process. These meetings are mutually arranged between the individual teacher and link Governor at the beginning of the academic year and tie in with the school improvement plan.


Although we received an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report in 2009, Ofsted will continue to undertake annual assessments of the school’s performance. As a Governing Body, we are committed to maintaining the highest expectations of our staff and the highest aspirations for our children; meeting the needs of every child and supporting all in attaining the highest personal level of achievement.


The minutes of the Governors’ meetings are available in the school office for viewing. Please find detailed below a record of governors' attendance at meetings for the last academic year.