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Water Orton Primary School

‘Be The Best You Can Be’



Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

About our Governing Body

Have you ever considered being a School Governor?

Do you know someone in the local community who would be interested?

Becoming a governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life and work of our school. Being a governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills. Don't worry if you don't have any experience in education matters as full training and support are available from the Local Authority and your colleagues on the governing body.


All parents and carers of registered pupils are eligible to become parent governors. Every parent, whether or not they live with the pupil, is entitled to be nominated as a parent governor when a vacancy arises, and to vote in a parent governor election. Someone who has parental responsibility or day to day care of a pupil is also eligible to serve and vote. Parents or people from the local community are eligible to be nominated as community governors or local authority governors when vacancies arise.


What’s in it for you?

... Get to know more about school

... Be part of a friendly team of staff and governors

... Support the school and monitor provision to make sure the children get the best possible education and school life

... Working in a volunteer role/in a school setting/understanding school governance might be a useful addition to your CV

... Access to training about the governor role and school management


Everyone has different skills and views to offer and we value the different contributions each person can make.

We can offer a warm welcome, support and training to join the team, and cake at most meetings!!

If you are interested we’d love to hear from you.


Please contact the school office on 0121 747 2851 or email for more information.

Many of the governors have children who attend the school and are therefore often in the playground at the start and end of the school day if you wish to have an informal chat.

If you don’t know any of the governors, then the office staff will be glad to introduce you.