Frequently Asked Questions

What is the composition of a governing body of a community primary school?

  • Parent governor – 4
  • Local Authority governor – 3
  • Teacher governor – 1
  • Staff governor – 1
  • Community governor – 3
  • Additional community governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher governor – 1

OR

  • Parent governor – 5
  • Local Authority governor – 4
  • Teacher governor – 2
  • Staff governor – 1
  • Community governor – 4
  • Additional community governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher governor – 1

For primary schools with less than 100 pupils, the governing body can opt for a smaller membership

  • Parent governor – 3
  • Local Authority governor – 2
  • Teacher governor – 1
  • Staff governor – 1
  • Community governor – 2
  • Additional community governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher governor – 1

OR

  • Parent governor – 3
  • Local Authority governor – 2
  • Teacher governor – 1
  • Staff governor – 0
  • Community governor – 2
  • Additional community governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher governor – 1

Part 3 – The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005