What is a school governor?

Governors are volunteers who collectively make up the school’s Governing Board. The overall responsibility of the Governing Board is to support the school to provide the best possible education for all our children.

What are governors responsible for?

  • Helping to decide on the school’s values and aims, agreeing plans on the future direction of the school and checking on progress with these plans.
  • Acting as a critical friend to the head teacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.
  • Deciding how the money allocated to run the school is spent.
  • Interviewing and appointing members of staff.
  • Making sure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to its local community.

Who are the Governors at St Aloysius Federation?

At St Aloysius Federation there are 12 members of the Governing Board.  They all serve on the full Governing Board, and are appointed to Committees that are relevant to their skills set. (A full set of names and roles can be found on the Register of Interest)

Composition of the Governing Board

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 head teacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 7 foundation governors

Committees of the Governing Board

  • Resources Committee (Chair – Mrs Lisa Salkeld)
  • Curriculum / Policy Committee (Chair – Mrs Wendy Woods)
  • Pupil Admission Committee
  • Pupil Disciplinary / Complaints Committee
  • Appeals Committee

Chair of Governors

Mr Eddie Watson

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Wendy Woods