The Governing Body of Great Horwood Church of England School
Welcome from the Governors.....
The role of the Governing Body is to act as a critical friend to the school and to ensure that it carries out its statutory responsibilities. The Governing Body is responsible for setting the school budget, for approving policies and, along with the Head Teacher, for setting the strategic direction of the school.
Governors are appointed by the School Trustees (ODBST), by the Church (Foundation Governors) and can also be members of the local community. A number of staff and parents are elected onto the Governing Body for a period of four years, after which time they can stand for re-election.
If you wish to contact a Governor, please contact the school office by email to and your email will be passed onto the appropriate member of the Governing Body.
Alternatively, you may write to the Governing Body via the school office, marking it for the attention of the Chair of Governors and labelled 'confidential'.
Chair of Governors
Information about the Governing body
The Governing Body is made up of 12 members. The body is made up of three Parent Governors elected by the parents of the pupils, four Foundation Governors nominated by the Diocese, three Skills/Trust Governors drawn from the school catchment area who are selected because of their skills and interests, one Staff Governor elected by staff members, and the Head Teacher. They all hold office for a period of four years, although they may be invited to stay for further terms of office.
The Governing Body meets six times during the year (either virtually or face to face) and more frequently if there is urgent business that cannot wait until the next meeting. The minutes of Governing Body meetings are available for anyone to look at in reception at school.