The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education for all of its pupils. Together with the Headteacher, who has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, they set the school’s aims, policies and ensure there is a clear direction.

The three core strategic functions of Delph Primary School Governing Body are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, values, ethos and strategic direction, including long term and succession planning
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent                 

Being a school governor provides a challenging, interesting and rewarding way of being involved in your child’s school. Free training is provided.

The full Governing Body meets at least once each term and has three sub-committees:

  • Finance, Personnel, Premises & Safeguarding
  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Pre-School

The sub-committees meet at least once each term.

The term of office for a school governor is four years.

A full list of all of our governors and their areas of responsibility can be viewed in this section. There is also a record of attendance at meetings.

We welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents – please contact our Chair of Governors. Mr Mark Hopkins, via the school office.