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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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Types of Governors and Committees

Parent governors

Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body may appoint parents.

Staff governors

The headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff. Any election that is contested must be held by ballot.

Trust Appointed governors

LAs are encouraged to appoint high-calibre governors to schools that need the most support and to appoint candidates irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors.

Community governors

Community governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. They can be individuals who:
  •  live or work in the community served by the school
  • are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.

 The definition of community governor is wide. People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as community governors.


 Source: Department for Education

Governor Type


Link Governor Responsibilities

Mrs Salisbury


Vice chair (Communications)

Child Protection, Health & Safety, Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding

Hilary Darnborough



Admissions, Appraisal, Safer Recruitment

Alison Devlin


Vice chair (Strategic)

Safer Recruitment, Best Value

Elizabeth Gregory




Jennie Hullis




Adrian Nash

Trust Appointed


Data, Pupil Premium

Lynda Noble

Staff - Headteacher



Andrew Sawford

Staff- Deputy Head



Simah Hussain