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:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

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

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

  1. Governor Information
  2. The Governing Body – Roles, Responsibilities and Terms of Reference
  3. Committees
  4. Declarations of interest 2020/2021
  5. Attendance record for meetings 2020/2021
Governor Information


The Governing Body - Information and Terms of Reference


Governor Committees - Information and Terms of Reference


Declaration of Interests 2020-2021


Governor Attendance 2020-2021