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 four sub-committees:

  • Finance and Personnel
  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Premises, Pastoral and H&S
  • 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.