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List of local Governors & responsibilities

Clerk to the Governors


Julia Stoneman

What is a Governor?

The school Governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of Governors, together they are called the Governing Body.

School Governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the LA, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience, but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body. For example, parent governors do not represent the parents at the school and do not report back to them.


How are Governors chosen?

  • Governors are confirmed and agreed by TDAT Trustees.
  • Parent Governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school
  • Staff Governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
  • Community Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent community interests
  • Sponsor Governors: discretionary category appointed by the governing body from individuals who have made significant (financial) contributions to the school
  • Associate members (not Governors): appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience.


What do Governors do?

The governing body has a range of duties and powers (as outlined in the TDAT Scheme of Delegation) and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • making sure that operational decisions are in the best interests of the children
  • visiting to ensure that reports are a valid reflection of the school
  • supporting senior leaders in the strategic direction of the school
  • working with TDAT trustees to ensure the best outcomes for all of the children
  • To support the schools to meet their statutory obligations
  • To report findings to TDAT Trustees


How can I become a Governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school Governor you can contact Mrs Stoneman, Clerk to the governors through our school office to see if there are any vacancies or look out for application forms that will be sent home when there is an election for Parent Governor.

More information is available at:…/categories-and-roles-of-school-governors


Governor Attendance Records

The Duchy Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation

Governing Body Contact Form

You can contact our chair of Governors - Justine Collins via the form below or the school office - 01579 386160, alternatively you can write to: Chair of Governors, 24 Saltash road, Callington, PL17 7EF