Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Parent Governor – 5
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governor – 3 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1

OR

  • Parent Governor – 6
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governor – 4 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1

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

  • Parent Governor – 4
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governor – 2 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1

OR

  • Parent Governor – 4
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 0
  • Foundation Governor – 2 (or partnership governor where there is no foundation)
  • Community Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1

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