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Governing Board

The governing board of Tithe Barn Primary School is dedicated  to working in partnership with the head teacher and school team to provide the best possible education for our children. The Governing Board is an elected or co-opted group of teachers, parents, local authority and community members that devise policy for the school and manage school issues such as budget and code of conduct.

Governors do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school. The governor’s role is that of a ‘critical friend’, asking challenging questions and providing support in those areas in which they have particular expertise.

In order to be effective in their role, governors are expected to attend training sessions, read all relevant documentation and attend the full governing body meetings. Depending on the individual skill set we also work on one or more committees.

Resource Committee
Teaching and Learning Committee

Tithe Barn Primary School Governors’ Charter

Governors Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct 2018

Developing Cheerful, Confident Achievers

The Governing Board of Tithe Barn School is committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to provide the best possible education for our children.Tithe Barn School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
The Governing Board will always endeavour to:-
  • Respect the professional expertise of the Headteacher and staff, and the fact that responsibility for the day to day running of the School rests with the Headteacher;
  • Give sufficient notice of meetings and distribute paperwork to all governors in good time
  • Ensure that meetings are chaired effectively, so that the Chair
  • Keeps to the agenda
  • Paces the meeting so that time is given to each matter in proportion to its importance
  • Draws on all members for contribution
  • Keeps discussion to the point
  • Ensure that accurate minutes are produced promptly following meetings
  • Encourage all Governors to contribute equally
  • Support the training and development needs of all Governors
  • Ensure that its decision-making processes are transparent
  • The Headteacher will always endeavour to
  • Respect Governors as volunteers who bring additional skills, experiences and perspectives, and value their contribution
  • Work openly with the Governing Body and provide clear, concise and relevant information on which to base decisions
  • Be approachable and accept Governors’ role of ‘critical friend’
  • Enable all Governors to become involved in the life of the School
  • Contribute to the induction, training and development of Governors
  • Expectations of individual Governors are that they will
  • Act and take decisions that are in the best interests of the School and not those of self, individuals or groups
  • Regularly attend meetings, including full Governing Body meetings and relevant Committee/Working Party meetings, and play an active part
  • Where this is impossible, send apologies to the Chair of Governors or Chair of the relevant Committee or Working Party
  • Be prepared to contribute personal skills through involving themselves in the work of appropriate Committees and/or Working Parties
  • Prepare for meetings so that they are well informed, having as a minimum read all the papers sent out with the agenda
  • Respect the points of view of other Governors even where these differ from their own
  • Raise concerns with the Headteacher between meetings in a positive and constructive way
  • Respect confidentiality and support corporate decisions even where they go against personal opinions
  • Respect the guidelines laid down for Governor visits to School
  • Demonstrate their commitment by getting to know the School and becoming involved in School life and activities
  • Support the School with parents and in the community
  • Take a proactive approach to their own training and development.


We will also be publishing relevent information from the governing body meetings. If you would like to contact our chair of governors please email trudy.mclindon@gmail.com

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