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Walsh Church of England Junior School

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Role of the Governors

Role of the Governors

The Board of Governors are responsible for the overall management of the school, in much the same way that a board of directors is responsible for the overall management of a company.

The Governors do not run the school on a day to day basis – that is the responsibility of the  Head Teacher, Head of School and the Leadership Team – but rather concentrate on the strategic direction of the school, ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to ensure the school is well run and meets its numerous statutory obligations, to set the strategic plan and monitor the school’s performance against this, and to provide support and advice to the Senior Leadership team.


The Governors play a strategic role in making decisions and taking action to improve the standards of teaching and learning of the students at the school in a safe and pleasant environment The Governors are not expected to be experts in the running of a school, but rather are unpaid volunteers who give their time and knowledge to help ensure Walsh Junior School is well run and able to meet is objective of allowing students be the best they can possibly be.



Walsh has a Chair of Governors - Gloria Benson and a Vice-Chair - Annette Cave. Full Governing Body Meetings are held at least twice each term, with extra ordinary ones scheduled as necessary.

The governors have a separate Pay Committee, which consists of the following governors: Ceri Hurcombe, Keith Bristow and Anthony Lucas-Smith. All other business relating to the running of the school: Finance, Health and Safety, Curriculum, Safeguarding etc, are discussed by all governors at specific Full Governing Body Meetings throughout the academic year.

Further Information

Further information on the Governing Body can be obtained by contacting the school. Alternatively; you can email the Governors via the Clerk at  A guide is also available for prospective governors that provide some useful background information on the role and responsibilities of school governors.

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