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Meet the Governors

What do the Governors do at 

Bishop’s Hull?

The governors act as a "critical friend" to the school, monitoring and overseeing the smooth running of the school and supporting and

listening to staff and parents. The Local Governing Board is responsible for the overall management of the school and for determining 

its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation. The head manages the school from day to day and is 

the Local Governing Board’s principal professional adviser who assists it with the formulation and implementation of its aims, objectives, 

policies and plans.

School governors help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils:

  • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards;
  • monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school's priorities and targets;
  • supporting the head and staff as well as challenging their expectations;
  • accounting to all stakeholders for the school's overall performance and for the decisions they have made.



How are the Governors organised at Bishop’s Hull Primary school?

As a Local Governing Board we meet at least twice each term. We also have two committees with specific responsibilities who also meet regularly. 
These committees meet additionally to the Local Governing Board. Our current committees are:


  • Responsible for determining the yearly budget and expenditure,
  • Responsible for staffing issues and relevant policies, including pay, appointments and performance 
  •  Responsible for the occupation, use and the upkeep of the school premises. This includes risk assessments and regular health and safety reviews 



  • Responsible for monitoring provision of curriculum
  • Responsible for holding leaders to account for rigorous pupil progress and attainment.
  • Monitoring school improvement and providing constructive challenge to leaders