All governing bodies have a core group of governors consisting of:
Governing bodies will also consist of some of the following governors, depending on the type of school:
In addition, secondary schools will have associate pupil governors.
Further information about the different categories of governor can be found in the Handbook for Governors of Schools in Wales, which can be accessed in the publication section of this website. Copies of the handbook will be distributed to governors in September/October.
Posted May 8, 2008 by Doreen Jones
Is it a statutory requirement to have a representative from a minor authority (e.g. community Council) on a primary school governing body?
The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005
Regulation 20 – Maintained primary schools
(1) This regulation applies to— (a) any community, voluntary or foundation school which is a primary school, and. (b) any maintained nursery school,
which serves an area for which there are one or more community councils.
(2) The instrument of government of a school must provide for the governing body to include (in addition to the governors required by virtue of regulations 13, 14, 16, 18 and 19, as the case may be) one community governor nominated by the community council.
(3) If a school serves an area for which there are two or more community councils, the governing body may seek nominations from one or more of those councils.