What do Governors do?

The role of the Governors is:

(a)   To set the strategic direction for the school by

1.      Setting suitable aims and objectives

2.      Approving policies, targets and priorities

3.      Monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives and whether policies, targets and priorities are being achieved.

 (b)   To offer support and constructive advice to the Head of School and Senior Leadership Team where needed, but also to challenge, ask questions and seek information in the interests of arriving at the best decisions and solutions for the pupils of Pewsey Primary School.

 (c)    To ensure that funds are expended effectively and for the purpose intended.


The Governors comprise both parents and people from the local community. As well as the expertise that they bring from life and employment they have undertaken a variety of training and development opportunities specifically related to the school. Governors attend external meetings and conferences and recently have been involved in an Enquiry Based Learning project on “Early Excellence” and a conference on Disadvantaged Learners.

 Training completed by the current governors is diverse to ensure the governing body has a wide range of experience to bring to its role. This has included participating in a Leadership Development Programme and training sessions covering:

  • Safeguarding
  • School Finances
  • Supporting Disadvantaged Learners
  • Running Meetings
  • Preparing for Inspection
  • Data Analysis