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The Governing Board of Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery

Governors are the biggest group of voluntary workers in the UK. The role of this Governing Board is to ensure that children who attend our school receive a great all round education in an environment which is suitable for this purpose. All members of the school community work hard to ensure all children reach their full potential, are equipped for the next step in their education journey and become good citizens.


The Governing Board has three core functions as set out in the Department for Education (DfE) Governance Handbook:

1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff

3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Board has nine Governor Members: 

* two Parent Governors

* the Headteacher

* one other Staff Governor

* one Local Authority Governor

* four Co-opted Governors


Co-opted Governors are chosen by the Governing Board for their particular knowledge or skill(s).

The Members Profile and the Structure Document in this Governors section gives more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.


This Governing Board does not have any committees; Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan, its finances, the education provision for the children and on other factors relevant to the school. All Governors are invited to attend all the meetings. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our work during the previous academic year.

Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery has been graded 'Good' by Ofsted and we are working to gain an 'Outstanding’ rating. We are quite rightly very proud of our great School and Nursery.

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from pupils, parents / carers, staff or just even a chat!

Jan Seymour is the Chair of Governors. To contact the Chair either via email: or leave a message / letter at the School Office.

The clerk to Governors is Chris Walker. He can be contacted by email or by leaving a letter in a sealed envelope addressed to him at the school office. 

Please click on the link below to view our Governors and their roles:

The Governing Board Members Profiles

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role - Finance Link Governor Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governing Board Structure

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy 

Governors Link Monitoring Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link Visits)

Governors Yearly Planner 2020-21

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Cycle 2020-21

Governing Board Delegation Planner 2020-21

Maintained School Governor Disciplinary Policy

Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery New Governor Induction Policy

Governors Code of Conduct

Governing Board Meeting Protocol

Governor Register of Interests

Governor Attendance of Meetings

Policy Planner 2020-21

Standing Orders