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Governor's Roles & Responsibilities

Governor's Roles & Responsibilities 2018


Statutory Roles & Responsibilities

The following Governors hold the following posts for the academic year 2017-18:

  • Chair - Fiona Stimpson
  • Vice-Chair - Richard Rogerson

In addition some Governors have particular responsibility for:

  • Child Protection/Safeguarding - Laura Moys
  • Looked After Children - Laura Moys
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) - John Prior
  • Governor responsible for liaising with the Local Authority in the event of an allegation (child protection) against the Head Teacher - Fiona Stimpson


Governors responsible for specific areas of the School Development Plan (SDP)

  • Pupil Outcomes - Suzanne Cull
  • Quality of Teaching and Learning & Assessment - Richard Rogerson
  • Leadership and Management - Fiona Stimpson
  • Personal Behaviour and Welfare - Jess Hawley
  • Early Years - Lynne Geary


Horley Infant School Governing Body Meetings

Governors meet several times a term, with each meeting having a specific focus.

Achievement and Standards

This meeting looks at the beating heart of the school.  It is where staff can discuss with Governors all aspects of learning and teaching.  In this way the Governors can ensure that the National Curriculum is being taught but also ensure that the methods used will interest and inspire the children. Provision for gifted and talented children and those with special educational needs is monitored and reviewed by this committee.  Regular updates of action plans for each subject which follow and expand on the School Development Plan are presented and discussed.



Support and guidance are given to the Headteacher on all matters relating to accessibility, security, health and safety of the school buildings and grounds.  Members of the governing body carry out termly inspections and reviews arrangements for maintenance, repair and redecoration of the school.  Also covered within the remit of this meeting is to discuss and ultimately oversee recruitment and retention of staff appropriate to the current needs of the school and monitoring of extended services (breakfast and after school clubs for example).  Another increasing role is that of the development of marketing the school including this website.



A small group of Governors, including the Head, Chair and Vice Chair meet at least once a term as the Finance Committee.  Funding of education often depends on which way the political wind blows rather than need.  At Horley Infant School we aim to use the money available sensibly but not restrictively.  The Finance Committee works with the Headteacher and Administration Officer to provide information and guidance on financial matters to the Governing Body.  The Committee composition ensures that all views are represented when different funding priorities are discussed.


Link Governors

Governors are linked to a class so they are familiar with that class and the class teacher and know what goes on in the class.  The Link Governor also knows what the teacher is responsible for in school and attends the class assembly.  Your childrens' class Link Governors are are follows:

Class Governor
Butterflies Lynne Geary
Bumblebees Fiona Stimpson
Ladybirds Laura Moys
Hares Jas Bhimji
Owls Fiona Stimpson
Foxes David Powell
Jellyfish Jess Hawley
Octopus Colin Marden
Stingrays Suzanne Cull
Seahorses Olu Folarin