February 2017


Governors are the largest group of Volunteers in the UK. The statutory core roles of the Governing Board are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Board consists of nine members:

    • Executive Headteacher
    • One Local Authority Governor
    • Two Parent Governors
    • Four Co-opted Governors
    • One Staff Governor

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for their particular skill(s) and/or expertise. 

The Governing Board may also appoint Associate Governors for a particular project or for their skill(s) and/or expertise. Newly appointed Governors will be an Associate Governor until they have participated in Governor training / education to enable them to understand the role and its remit. Associate Governors cannot vote.  

Please see the Governor Profile document for further information about the governors.


This Governing Board does not have any committees: all Governors attend all meetings. In addition to the Chair, two Governors share the Vice Chair role: one is Vice Chair Resources and the other is Vice Chair School Development. These three roles then oversee / co-ordinate the work of the other Governors. Governors may work independently or serve on Panels. Governors then report on their work to the Governing Board. Governors have a strategic role and will monitor the work of the school and work with the Local Authority and other school improvement partners to ensure that the school improves in line with its Statement of Action. 


Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan on all the factors relevant to the School and the education provision for the children. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our previous Academic year’s work.  The Members Profile and the Structure Chart will give you more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.   


The Governing Board summary Minutes will also be published on the school website: they can only be published when agreed / approved at the following meeting. Please ask at the school office if you would like to see the full Minutes.


Please ask at the school office if you require a hard copy of any policy / information on our website: there is no charge for this.


The Register of Governors Business Interests is kept in the School Administration Office. Please ask if you would like to review it.


Contact myself or the other Governors if you have any queries or would just like to meet / chat with us. Governors will try to attend school events as these are important and a good way to meet you. On a personal note, I look forward to meeting you.

Mary Kelly, Chair Of Governors. 

Email me at: chairofgovernors@moorside-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk


General email address for the Governors:  governors@moorside-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk

Or leave a message / letter at the School Office for me or any Governor.


The Clerk to Governors is Antonia Praud

Email address is: antonia.praud@northyorks.gov.uk

Or leave a message / letter for her at the School Office.


Clink on the following links for more Governance information:

The Governing Board Members Profiles

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Board Structure

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy 2016-2017

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link Visits)

Governors Year Planner / September 2016 - August 2017

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Cycle

Governors Annual Statement 2015-2016

Governing Board Delegation Planner

Governor Monitoring Link Policy


Moorside Infant School Governor Handbook