May I welcome you to The Governors of Chapelford Village Primary School.

The Governors of Chapelford Village are in place to ensure that the school is well run. We are volunteers who help to decide on the direction, focus and ethos of the school along with the Headteacher and staff.

The Governing Body represents school staff, parents, the local community and the Local Authority. This means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experience and views.

The Governing Body conducts its business through formal meetings. We meet once a term for full governing body meetings. In addition, committees or working groups of governors also meet, usually once a term or as necessary.

Should you wish to find out more about becoming a Governor please feel free to make contact via the school office.


School Governing Bodies are established by law as corporate bodies. Their main responsibility is to determine the aims and overall conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

The Role of the Governors:The specific duties of governing bodies include;

  • to support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in setting long term plans for the school;

  • to support and challenge the school in its efforts to provide the best possible education for your children;

  • to hold the school to account for the decisions that it makes;

  • to monitor health and safety and the management of the premises;

  • The governing body at Chapelford Village Primary fulfils its responsibilities through three committees which meet regularly to agree plans for the school. We also have specific responsibilities and links with classes and teaching staff in the school.  


Achievements of the Governing Body:

Learning Achievements

  • Restructure of the School Governing Body to ensure a wider skill base and focus in sustained improvement.

  • Restructure of the school staffing, including a new Headteacher and revised Senior Leadership Team, to ensure a closer focus on teaching and learning and long term financial stability.

  • Implementation of a whole school marking and feedback policy to improve standards in pupil dialogue and response.

  • Improved provision for all our pupils by: - investing in additional resources to support the education of individuals and groups of pupils -reviewing and extending the range of strategies and interventions used to meet the needs of all pupils, including our most able pupils-invested in EYFS provision to support the transition and enhanced provision for children in Nursery and Reception-invested in iPads and laptops throughout the school to enhance learning

  • Further raised standards in maths by:- implementing a basic skills focus- implementing a structured and focused whole school

  • Further improved the safety and wellbeing of our pupils by: - forming a Safeguarding Team including staff from a range of roles in school who meet regularly to ensure effective support for vulnerable pupils

  • Reviewed and improved assessment tracking systems and moderation