Statement of Intent 

The Governing Body of Hatch Ride Primary School works with the management team on strategies to deliver the best possible environment for every child, for each member of staff, and for the whole school community, enabling them to grow and develop their potential.

This is the aim of the Governing Body and is embedded in all aspects of the work carried out by the Governing Body.

The Governing Body at Hatch Ride Primary School consists of the following as set out in the constitution:

  • 1 – Head Teacher
  • 1 – Staff Governor
  • 8 – Co-opted Governors
  • 2 – Parent Governors

The document below shows the make-up of the Governing Body including Governors attendance, Governor’s terms of office, Governor Business Interest Register and the committees that they sit on.

Types of Governor Roles

Co-opted Governor
A member of the local community or school you will understand the importance of the local primary to its community and will have an interest in supporting its activities.
Governors are elected by the Governing Body.
Parent Governors
Are elected to be representative of the parent body. They should keep in touch with those who elected them but make up their own minds on how to vote on any specific issue.
Staff Governor
Include is a member of the school staff and can be teaching or non-teaching staff. All
staff governors are elected by staff.
This is the Governor position reserved for the Head Teacher only.
Associate Governors
Are adopted by the Full Governing Body, and represent people that work closely with the governing body. They have no voting rights.

All Governors serve as term of office between 1 and 4 years, the length of their term is decided and confirmed at the start of their terms of office, the default is 4 years.

Meet the Governors


Committee Meetings

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets at least once every half term, 6 times a year. Minutes of these
meeting are available at the end of this page for members of the public to view if required. To assist the FGB, there are several sub-committees that meet at least once a term and then report back to the FGB.

Current sub committees that we have are:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Curricular Attainment
  • Safeguarding People
  • Premises and Management Performance

Governor Areas of Responsibility

There are several areas of responsibility of governors within the Governing Body to assist in the
improvement of the school, the Governing Body and to champion these areas. They cover
Foundation, SEN, Development, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Ofsted, Narrowing the Gap and Transition. The Governor linked to these areas of responsibility can be found on the PDF document List of Governors

Full Governing Body Minutes 2020/2021