The School Governors



Netherton J&I School has a dedicated and committed governing body with a range of duties and responsibilities.  The governance arrangements of the school are provided below:


In March 2015, the DfE republished statutory guidance on “The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools’.  The guidance stipulates new requirements regarding the publication of Governor’s details.  The statutory guidance stipulates that:

 Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities.  Governing Bodies should therefore publish on their website information about their members.

In order to comply with this latest guidance the link below shows details of the names of our Governors, the category they have been appointed under, their term of office and gives details regarding their voting rights within Governing Body meetings.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Adrian Woodhouse and our Vice chair is Mr Steve Brook.  Our Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01924 274 873. 

Governing Body Constitution for Website



The main aim of the governing body

               • to maintain and improve the quality of education and the standards of achievement at the school.


The three roles of the governing body


(1)    To provide a strategic view including:

  • agreeing the school’s aims, ethos and values;
  • agreeing school targets;
  • agreeing school policies – especially aims and success criteria/targets;
  • agreeing the school development plan – priorities and success criteria/targets;
  • managing the budget;
  • taking staffing and other decisions in line with the school’s policies and procedures.


(2)    To act as a critical friend including:

  • being a friend to the school:
  • supporting and advising the headteacher;
  • providing practical help and skills;
  • celebrating success;
  • asking questions, including challenging questions if necessary;
  • monitoring and evaluation (self-review) of the work of the school, focusing on:
  • standards and progress of pupils;
  • school development plan (SDP);
  • budget;
  • key policies.


(3)    To ensure accountability including:

  • reporting to parents;
  • surveying parents’ views;
  • ensuring publication of minutes of governors’ meetings;
  • updating the school profile.


The Governing Body – Committees

The Governing Body has two main primary committees that meet on a termly basis which are the Standards and Pupil committee and the Resources committee.  

There are other committees but these only meet as and when required.  Each committee has individual terms of reference which provide clear details of what the committee’s responsibilities are.


The overall purpose of the Policies and Standards Committee is to:

  • Monitor standards achieved by pupils and help them achieve more;
  • Monitor the school’s success in promoting inclusion;
  • Ensure that the school development plan is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school;
  • Ensure that policies are reviewed on a regular basis to promote improved standards and contain appropriate targets/success criteria.

The overall purpose of the Resources Committee is to:

  • Contribute to, monitoring and evaluating parts of the self-evaluation summary, the school development plan and policies relating to resources issues, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body.
  • Consider recommendations from relevant external reviews for example audit, Ofsted or local authority review, to agree the actions needed to address any issues identified and to monitor and evaluate regularly the implementation of any plan agreed, reporting or making recommendations to the full governing body.
  • Act as a personnel and pay committee by making decisions on behalf of the Governing Body relating to individual members of staff, as set out in the Governing Body’s personnel policies and procedures.
  • Take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body.

The overall purpose of the Headteacher Performance Management Working Group is to carry out the Governing Body’s statutory responsibilities for the Performance Management of the Headteacher.

The overall purpose of the Secondary Committee is to:

  • Hear personnel appeals;
  • Consider complaints;
  • Review pupil exclusions;
  • Take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body.


In order to comply with the DfE’s republished statutory guidance in March 2015 the document below shows details of the committees and the Governors that have been appointed on each committee.  In addition this list also gives details of the roles and responsibilities of our Governors including the class and subject areas that they are linked to.

Governor roles and responsibilities Feb 2016


Register of Business Interests

From 1st September 2015, governing bodies of local authority maintained schools in England are required to publish on their website their register of interests.  

The register meets statutory requirements by setting out the relevant business interests of our Governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern.  The register includes details of any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

The register will need to be reviewed annually, but governors are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.

Governors are reminded that completion of this form does not remove the requirement upon them to disclose orally any interest at any specific meeting and to leave the meeting for that agenda item.

Date register of interests last reviewed: October 2017

Governor Details and Register of Interests 2017.18

Copy of Netherton Governor Attendance Report – Full GB Mtgs Only




attendance 2016-17