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Northborough Primary School


The governing body provides strategic leadership and accountability in school. It has three key functions:

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

Governor definitions are below:-

The Headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.

Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.

The Staff governor is elected by the school staff. Teaching and support staff who, at the time of election, are employed by either the governing body or the local authority to work at the school under a contract of employment, are eligible to be staff governors. They cease to hold office when they cease to work at the school.

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

The Local Authority governor is approved by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. They are an individual who has skills which contribute to the effective governance and success of the school

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Associate members can be appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

The current governing body membership is as follows:-

Mr Stuart Mallott                                                    Headteacher

Mrs Andrea Jackson                                              Deputy Head - Staff Governor

Mr David Over (Chair of Governors)                  Co-opted Governor 

Mr Paul Rylance  (Vice Chair)                             Co-opted Governor

Mrs Emma Taylor Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sarah Williams                                               Co-opted Governor

Sarah Williams                                                       Co-opted Governor

Mr Duncan Gray                                                     Parent Governor

Mrs Lyndsey Taylor                                                Parent Governor

Mrs Sarah Phillips                                                  Clerk to Governors