What do the governors do?

Telferscot has a Governing Body consisting of 17 governors at full strength. It is the first point of accountability for the school's management. Working with the school's leadership, it sets the strategic direction for the school, monitors how well the school is doing, and keeps an eye on its finances.

Can you find this in our school?

The governing body has recently been reconstituted. There are now four governors elected by the school's parents, one is appointed by the local authority, one is elected by staff, and the Headteacher is also a governor. In addition the Governing Body can appoint up to ten Co-opted governors. At present we have nine Co-opted governors, including one from the support staff. Further appointments will be made to recruit the necessary skills to the governing body.

The full Governing Body meets formally five times a year. It has two full time committees: Standards (which looks at pupil progress class by class) and Resources (which considers financial staff and premises matters) - both of which meet three or more times a year. In addition individual governors are assigned areas of the school improvement plan, and visit the school to understand progress in each area – and report back to the full governing body.

 Who are the Governors? find out more here.

Any issues?

The governors welcome feedback about how the school is performing, good or bad. The governors cannot take up issues relating to an individual child, but are concerned with anything that reflects on the general running of the school. Contact us.

We hope that you do not have any complaints about the school, or that if you do, you can resolve them with the school staff. But if things don't work out the Governors can also hear formal complaints.

You can email the Governors on

For more information on the role of Governors please follow this link:

Governors Login

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