Frequently Asked Questions

What is the composition of a governing body of a voluntary aided primary school?

  • Parent Governor – 1
  • Local Authority Governor – 1
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governors – the number of foundation governors to be appointed must outnumber the total number of governors in all other categories by two

OR

  • Parent Governor – 2
  • Local Authority Governor – 2
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governors – the number of foundation governors to be appointed must outnumber the total number of governors in all other categories by two

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

  • Parent Governor – 1
  • Local Authority Governor – 1
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 1
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governors – the number of foundation governors to be appointed must outnumber the total number of governors in all other categories by two

OR

  • Parent Governor – 1
  • Local Authority Governor – 1
  • Teacher Governor – 1
  • Staff Governor – 0
  • Additional Community Governor – 1 (if applicable)
  • Headteacher Governor – 1
  • Foundation Governors – the number of foundation governors to be appointed must outnumber the total number of governors in all other categories by two

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