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St Laurence Church Of England (A) School

Be Respectful Be Brilliant Be Kind

Thame Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7DX


What does our Governing Body do?


Our full Governing Body meets six times each academic year. At each meeting the governors look back at matters that have arisen from previous meetings and check whether these have been addressed and what has been the outcome. Minutes from committee meetings are circulated before the FGB meets, so any questions can be asked.  

Link to Full Governing Body Minutes:

Much of the detailed work of the FGB is carried out in the sub-committees; Curriculum , Learning & Teaching [CLT}, Finance and Resources and Health & Safety.  Governors choose which committee they wish to work on but committee meetings are open to any governor to attend. 

To be fully involved in the life of the school, governors aim to visit the school whilst it is in full swing for formal occasions as well as informally. At times and with staff, we may speak with children about their experiences or visit classrooms to see some aspect of the School Development Plan in practice. These visits enable us to gain important background knowledge about the daily life and working of the school.

Involvement in the appointment staff is an important aspect of being a governor and each interviewing panel aims to include at least one governor, working alongside staff to select the best staff for the school.

Being a school governor is a demanding but very rewarding role. We are all volunteers and give willingly of our time and abilities to support the school and help staff deliver the best possible education for every child.