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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Governor Structure and Annual Plan




The governor annual plan to the foundation document providing guidance to all governors in relation to structure, meeting arrangements, information flow and planned meeting dates.

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Our Structure

Governance at Chesswood is based on a connected rather than discrete structure (sub committee). The benefits of this model are significant and include:

  • Timely discussion and decision making
  • Collective understanding
  • Sustainability and succession (business continuity)
  • Appreciation of the connected nature of school leadership e.g. adjustments to behaviour policy may impact on finance, achievement and safeguarding.

On that basis, there are no specific committees to discuss management issues in isolation. Instead, all governors attend all meetings and gain an understanding of the inter-connected nature of school business. To ensure that workload for governors is reasonable and realistic, governors are allocated ‘special interest areas’ that they should make every effort to develop a deeper and broader understanding of school practice i.e. undertake quality assurance or ‘fact finding’ visits; request & read school documentation and external documentation to support expertise within given areas.


Planned Governor Meetings

Please note this information is updated periodically and in response to arising circumstances meetings may be adjusted or cancelled without updating this page. Governors will be made aware of any adjustments or cancellations directly.