School governors have a responsibility for supporting their schools, while also holding them to account. At Holmleigh, Governors are actively involved in all aspects of school life and contribute time and energy to ensure the school continually improves. Governors share the school’s aims and values, and are keen to enhance the environment, provide the right resources and to see that every child receives the best possible education.
The purpose of the Governing Body is to help the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils. They work closely with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to set the school’s strategic aims and policies and actively work to monitor, support and improve the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils. The role of the Governing Body is one of strategic oversight; governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. That is the responsibility of the Headteacher.
Our governors represent our wider school community. They have a mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds to help provide the best possible support to the School.
The full Governing Body meets formally once a term. The committees also meet once a term to focus on particular areas in more detail. The three main committees are: Finance, Premises and Curriculum. Our link governor for SEND and Safeguarding also meets with the Headteacher once a term and when needed. It’s also important for Governors to see the school in action, and they make visits to classrooms, to speak with teachers and to join in school events and celebrations. Governors take very seriously the role they play and the contribution they can make. Governors are expected to sign up to a code of practice agreeing to act with honesty and integrity, to keep up to date with training and to respect confidentiality at all times.
focus on the future
set appropriate objectives
develop a strategic framework and policies to achieve these objectives
offer support and constructive advice
be a sounding board for ideas
ask challenging questions when necessary
ensuring that the school delivers good quality education
monitoring the school’s overall performance
ensuring the school complies with its statutory and legal responsibilities
The Governing Body welcomes the views of parents and we are always happy to discuss issues with you.
If there is any matter that concerns you, or if you have ideas about how to improve the school, please feel free to contact us.
Parent Governors are often available on the school grounds in the morning and after school.
If you are interested in the work we do, would like to find out more, or have any questions, please contact the Chair of the governing body by emailing HolmleighParentGovernors@