St Andrew's CE First School

Role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 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

How St Andrew's Governors fulfill their role

 The Board have 5 main meetings per year with clear aims and objectives for each meeting and also delegate some responsibilities to 5 smaller committees who meet at least every term.

All Meeting Dates 2021/22

Governor Job Description  

Full Governing Body Meetings (Chaired by Steph Timmis)

Finance Committee (Chaired by Ian Kirby)

Personnel & Pay Committee (Chaired by Steph Timmis)

Curriculum & Standards Committee (Chaired by Mike Onyon)

Health & Safety and Sites & Buildings and Safeguarding Committee (Chaired by Steve Bond)

Admissions Committee (Chaired by Gina Horrocks)

There are also Link Governor roles where governors take on a specific area. The Governing Body retains overall responsibility but they keep abreast of developments and concerns in these particular areas and report back to the board.

Anti-bullying CLA EYFS Finance
Health & Safety Pupil Premium Safeguarding SEND and Inclusion
Sports Premium Standards

Who are the Governors of St Andrew's?

 Please click here to see a list of Governors and their declared interests.  

List of members for each committee.

We have a supportive Induction Programme in place for all new Governors.

If you have any concerns you would like to raise with Governors (having followed the complaints policy) please email the Clerk.

 Minutes of Meetings

The Governing Body believes that there should be transparency of its workings and decisions.

The final approved minutes from any Full Governing Body Meeting can be requested by emailing the Clerk on

FGB Attendance Records

2020 to 2021

2019 to 2020 

2018 to 2019

2017 to 2018

Governor Expenses Policy