High Ercall Primary School

Our Governing Body

The role of the school governor is a demanding but very rewarding one. Governors' work is voluntary and, as such, we fully respect and appreciate the level of commitment required to be a governor. Our governing body is responsible for working with us to ensure that we deliver a good quality education. Together with Mrs Roberts, our headteacher who is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, they set our school's aims and policies.

The diagram below is an overview of how the Governing Body is organised, and who is currently a Governor in which committee. This will change annually. 


All school governors have four main roles:

  • To set vision and strategic direction for the school
  • To hold the headteacher to account
  • To ensure statutory duties are met
  • To ensure financial resources are well spent


They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

• Determining how the school's budget is spent
• The appointing and dismissing of staff
• Hearing appeals and grievances
• Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
• Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
• Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
• Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Our governing body is made up of:
• Parent governors (elected by parents)
• Staff representatives (elected by school staff)
• Local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
• Co-opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)
• Foundation governors


Please see the constitution document for further information under related documents.


Declarations of Interest

All Governors have signed the register for declarations of interest. A signed copy of this document is held in school. Please see the document listed below

Terms of Reference - TOR

The TOR documents listed below show the remit of our committees which meet each term. Appeals and First committee only meet as required.


If you would like to contact our Governing Body, please do so through school, with a letter addressed to our Chair of Governors, Jan Meredith.

Governing Body Documents