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Our Governing Body




What is it?

Outstanding Governance

Governor Impact

Who are we?

Becoming a Governor

Message from the Chair of Governors

Strategic Plan

Governor Updates

Governor Newsletters


What is it?


All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support; to challenge; to ask questions; and ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Head Teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.


Outstanding Governance

Please click here to view our outstanding governance document.


Governor Impact

Please click here to view our Governor Impact document.

Who are we?


In September 2014 the Governing Body elected to reconstitute, in keeping with statutory guidance from the Department for Education. We took this decision as it allowed us to change the numbers and types of Governors we have and to appoint more people on the basis of the skills they could bring.

The Governing Body now consists of:

  • The Head Teacher
  • One elected Staff Governor
  • One appointed Local Authority Governor
  • Four elected Parent Governors
  • 8 Co-opted Governors

The standard term of office for a Governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-chair are elected bi-annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is John Burkes, who can be contacted via the school office or via the Clerk to Governors email at clerk@hagleyprimary.worcs.sch.uk.

Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees. At Hagley Primary, we have the following committees:

  • Finance & Premises
  • Curriculum
  • Personnel
  • Pay
  • Steering Group


Becoming a Governor

Please click here to view a blog from Tess Davis about becoming a Governor.

Message from the Chair of Governors


At Hagley Primary School we work together as a community to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where children are motivated to learn, are valued as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential.

The team of Governors at Hagley Primary School helps to ensure the quality of education provision and act as the accountable body for the school.  We do this by setting the strategic vision and the ethos of school, monitoring and challenging the school's performance and recruiting and holding to account the Head Teacher.

The children at our school have a happy, safe and caring environment in which to learn.  Our aim is to help our children grow so they are confident, sensitive to others, interested in the world around them and prepared for the challenges ahead.

The Governing Body has up to 15 people, some of whom are elected and others are co-opted because of the skills and experience they can bring to benefit School.  It includes members of staff, parents, an appointee of the Local Authority and others from our community.

All Governors have the aim of seeing the wonderful children at our school receive the very best education possible.  Most of all we are here because we care for our school and want it to succeed.

If you would like to contact me please do so by email via our Clerk - clerk@hagleyprimary.worcs.sch.uk or by telephoning school and pressing Option 4.

I hope the website provides you with an insight into our school and the information you need.


Strategic Plan 

 Please click here to view the Governors' three year strategic plan.

Governor Updates


Reception: Alien Workshop March 2018

Governors were fortunate enough to be involved in the Reception Alien Workshops. It was wonderful to see Parents/Carers and children working together to create some amazing aliens from ‘junk’

School Council Interviews March 2018

School Council representatives are always wonderful ambassadors for our school, when conducting interviews for prospective members of staff. They are always so polite, enthusiastic and astute. Governors and school leaders really value their input in this important process.

Behaviour Governors Learning Walk February 2018

Behaviour Governors observed a happy calm atmosphere inside and outside at lunchtime, with children of all ages making use of the outdoor play equipment and utilising all areas of the outside space. The Sing Stop, in particular, was popular amongst all year groups. All children were very keen to share what they are doing and the behaviour observed was exemplary.

Playtime Visit

Governors visited school at the beginning of November and spent a lovely morning observing the children during morning playtime.  They saw happy, cooperative, energetic and playful children.  Governors would like to congratulate them on their wonderful behaviour.

Year 5 Visit

It was lovely to see Year 5 completing their WWII project, and working so collaboratively to create the amazing willow sculptures of Lancaster Bombers and Spitfires.  Do have a look in the New Hall the next time your are in school.

Christmas Lights

Hagley community enjoyed the wonderful singing of the school choir at the Hagley Village Christmas Lights switch on, on Friday 24th November.


Governor Newsletters

Please click on the titles below to read the Governor Newsletters:

Autumn 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Autumn 2017

Summer 2017

Social Networks

Spring 2017

Autumn 2016

Summer 2016


Spring 2016