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Our Governors

What is a Governor?

A school governor is an individual appointed or elected to serve on a governing body, which is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, policies, and overall performance of a school. Their role requires dedication, including regular attendance at governing body meetings and active participation in school affairs, such as governor visits and attendance at school events. 

Why be a Governor?

We are all governors because we are committed to contributing to the educational wellbeing of children and we want to make a positive impact on the children at Swanwick Primary School.  We are representative of the different groups of people who are involved with the running of the school.

Who are our Governors?

Here at Swanwick Primary School, we have a dedicated team of governors working alongside and supporting staff. To find out more about our governors, click the 'Meet the Governors' link at the bottom of this page.

What do we do?

The governors are in place to oversee and ensure:

  • clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.

  • oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

The governors 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.  

How are we appointed?

Staff Governor– a member of the staff and who is elected by the staff
Parent Governors – a parent of a child at school elected by the parents, or if there is only one nomination appointed by the governors)
Co-opted  Governor – a member of our local community who are appointed by the governors
Authority  Governor – appointed by Derbyshire County Council
Associate Governor – appointed to advise the governors on specific matters

What committees do you have?

Resource and Management (RMC): looks after the school finance, allocation of resources and the buildings

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CALC): which ensures that the school reaches the highest standards through its delivery of the curriculum in a secure and happy environment.

More Information

If you would like more information about the role of a governor or on how to become a governor at Swanwick Primary School please contact our Chair, Gareth Hughes, at Swanwick Primary School, South Street, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1BZ Tel: 01773 602268, Email: governor@swanwick.derbyshire.sch.uk.

or contact the Clerk to Governors on clerk@swanwick.derbyshire.sch.uk

Swanwick Primary School

South Street, Swanwick,
Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1BZ

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