The School Governing Body
Our Governing Body is made up of a combination of appointed and elected governors. No formal qualifications are needed to become a governor, but a commitment to the school and the ability to work in a team are essential. The number and type of governors varies between schools, but our governing body comprises fourteen governors. The responsibility for the actions and decisions of the governing body lies with the whole governing body, not with individual members.
Being a governor is a voluntary activity, the success of the governing body relies on the commitment of the individuals.
Types of Governors at Tylers Green First School
Community governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests. Community governors should include people with expertise and experience form all backgrounds and have local community, business and professional interests.
LEA governors are appointed by the Local Education Authority upon nomination by County Councillors. Nominations are discussed by the Governance Panel which makes recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Schools who makes the decision to appoint the LEA governor.
Parent Governors are chosen by election from the parents, including carers, of pupils at the school. They are elected by other parents at the school. They do not have to stand down if their child leaves the school before the end of their term of office, though they may do so.
Staff Governors are both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible to stand for election as a staff governor, and are elected by paid school staff. The Headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office.