The Role of the Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. The key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’; this means to support, challenge, and ask questions and ultimately to be accountable to the school community and the Government for the standards, resources and finances of the school.

Cholsey School's governing body consists of twelve governors. They are volunteers and come from all walks of life. The parents of children at the school elect parent governors who are there to represent the parents’ views. Other governors are community governors who are elected by the governing body. The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually by the governors at the first meeting of the academic year.

The chair of governors is Mr Andy King, who can be contacted via the school office.

The school is managed by the school management team led by the Headteacher with the support of the governors. We like to regard ourselves as a team which includes all the parents working together to promote a stimulating and rewarding experience for the children.

The organisational structure of the Governing Body is outlined here.

Governors' self-evaluation document 2016

To contact a governor please phone 01491 651862 or email


Minutes of meetings of the Full Governing Body

October 2015

December 2015

February 2016

March 2016

May 2016

July 2016

October 2016

December 2016

February 2017

 Mid Year Review for Parents February 2017

March 2017

May 2017

December 2017

February 2018

March 2018

May 2018

July 2018

September 2018

November 2018

January 2019

Presentation to governors by the School Council July 2017