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What we do...

Waberthwaite school governors are a voluntary body of  people from all walks of life, each offering skills and experiences from their differing backgrounds. The key role of  the governors is to provide strategic leadership and accountability to our school. Our main functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school, as well as agreeing the school policies;
  • Manage the school budget and employ the school staff;
  • Monitor and evaluate the schools performance;
  • Support and challenge the Head teachers internal organisation and management of the school.


How we are organised...

The governing body has two committees:

  • Curriculum and Standards Committee;
  • Finance and Premises Committee.

These committees meet separately to the full governing body meetings. There is a 'Chair of Curriculum' and 'Chair of Finance' who lead the committee meetings and report back at the full governing body meetings.

As a voluntary aided church of England school, Waberthwaite's governing body is set by a legally binding constitution and is made up of twelve governors from four categories:

  • 7 Foundation governors (nominated by the diocese) including an ex-officio foundation governor (local vicar);
  • 2 Parent governors (nominated by the parent body);
  • 1 Headteacher;
  • 1 Staff governor;
  • 1 Local authority governor;
  • The governing body also employs a Clerk.


Governor Vacancies...

We currently have a Foundation Governor vacancy.

If you are interested in joining our small team, whether you are a parent or even someone who lives in our local community who would like to find out more about becoming a Governor, please get in touch at You don't need any particular qualifications, just a wish to make a difference in the education of the young people of our community.


How Do I Contact a Governor?

You can make contact with any Governor through the Clerk to the Governors.