Governor Information

Governors are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have a vital part to play in raising school standards. They provide strategic leadership and ensure accountability in schools. The role of the governing board is key to the effectiveness of a school.

We are fortunate to have a range of skills from our governing body and a wealth of experience.  Governors receive training and support to help them carry out their roles. All members have agreed to serve a term of four years.

The role of the governing board is as follows:

  • Agree and set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

The constitution of our governing board is as follows:

2 Parent governors

1 Headteacher

1 Staff governor

3 Co-opted governors

1 Local Authority governors

We also have access to governors at Greengate Junior School in a supportive, non-voting associate member role.

Appointing Bodies

The following appointing bodies elect/appoint the different category of Governors as follows:-

Parent Governors – Elected by Parents;

Staff Governors – Elected by Staff, with the exception of the Headteacher who is a Governor by virtue of being the Headteacher;

Local Authority Governor – Appointed by Governing Body via a Local Authority nomination process

Co-opted Governors – Appointed by the Governing Body

Below are documents providing information about Governance at Ramsden Infant and Nursery School. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Chair of Governors, Miss Claire Burton, through the school office on 01229 840950 or by email at

Governor Information


Governor Committees


Governor Roles, Responsibilities and Terms of Reference


Governor Declaration of Interests


Governor Attendance 2020-2021