Who are the School Governors?
Please see the Gallery at the end of this page for pictures of our school Governors. There are different categories of governor at St. Saviour's:
Parent Governors Foundation (Church Governors) Co-opted Governors
Local Authority Governors Staff Governors
In addition, we also have a number of Associate Members who may not be able to commit the time to attend termly committee meetings and Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings, but wish to contribute skills from their own background, such as expertise in finance, marketing or health and safety, to benefit the school’s development. Associate Members do not have voting rights.
What do Governors do?
The Governors’ main aim is to help ensure the best possible outcome for children. They do this by fulfilling the key Governor roles:
(for more information, visit the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/)
How do St Saviour’s Governors work?
After induction, Governors at St Saviour's become a member of at least one of our five sub-committees;
Curriculum, Standards and Teaching
Community and Wellbeing
These committees meet termly and report back to Full Governing Body (FGB) roughly 3 weeks later. Each committee has a Chair and these committee Chairs, along with the Chair of Governors, operate collectively, planning the forthcoming work of the Governing Body. Meetings take place in the evenings at school, generally starting at 6pm. Committee meetings generally last an hour each and FGB can last up to 2.5 hours. All meeting dates are determined at the start of the school year.
Could I become a Governor?
Vacancies are advertised in the school newsletter or on the school website.
In addition to the desire and enthusiasm to improve outcomes for children, a certain amount of time is required to help St Saviour’s become the best it can be. For example, in addition to the two termly meetings, governors are expected to undertake some training which can add context to their role while enhancing new or existing skills. For more information on becoming a school governor, please visit
If you would like to speak to a governor at the school to get a feel for what is involved, please leave a message at the school reception and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.
How do I get in touch with the Governors?
The Suggestion Box in the foyer is a good way to contact the Governors or use the contact form on the website (contact us). Alternatively, you can write to us and drop a note into reception. However, many of us are parent Governors so you will probably see us around and about!