The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body at Larkfields Junior School is comprised of parents, staff, members of the local community and representatives of the Local Authority all acting on a voluntary basis.  Each member brings their own set of skills and different perspective to their role as governor.

The Head Teacher, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.  The Governing Body provide a strategic view and act as 'critical friends' who ensure accountability and strive to make sure every child can achieve their full potential.

The three main areas that the Governing Body focus on are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school, ensuring its money is well spent


Composition of the Governing Body

The composition of the Governing Body is as follows:

  • one parent governors
  • five co-opted governors
  • one local authority governor
  • one staff governor
  • the Head Teacher (permanent member of the governing body)

Click this link to find a list of the current governors of Larkfields Junior School, with details of their term of office, committees on which they serve and the link governor responsibilities they have.


Committee Structures

As well as full meetings of the Governing Body, three times a year, there are also 'Finance and General Purposes' (F&GP) and 'Strategic Development, Pupils, Personnel and Curriculum' (SDPPC) Committees, which deal with those particular aspects of school organisation. The usual period for holding office is four years.

Following this link will enable you to view Governors attendance at the Full Governing Body and committee meetings.



LJS Approved Governor Decision Planner

LJS Governor Code of Conduct


Please send any correspondence for Larkfields Junior School Governors to:

The Chair of Governors

Larkfields Junior School

Coronation Road



NG16 1EP

or via e-mail to clearly marked FAO The Chair of Governors