Our school governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to our children's education. They have an important part to play in raising school standards. Effective governance provides strategic leadership and direction for our school. Governance creates robust ccountability, oversight and assurance for our educational and financial performance. They are ambitious for all our children to achieve the very best outcomes. 

The Board of Governors seeks to fully represent the local community and is drawn from a number of groups:

  1. Local Authority Governors: local people appointed by the local authority (Cheshire East Council)
  2. Parent Governors: elected by the parents of the pupils at the school. 
  3. Staff Governors: teaching and non-teaching staff at the school. These Governors are elected by their fellow staff members.
  4. Co-opted Governors: these governors will either have close links with the local community or bring with them specific skills or expertise that the Governing Body feels are required. 

The Board of Governors currently consists of:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor 
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 7 Co-opted Governors

The Board of Governors meets 3 times a year for Full Board of Governors' meetings and then more regularly for sub-committee meetings.  Our main sub-committees are:

  • Learning and Achievement
  • Finance and Premises

Our role is not to be involved in the day-to-day management but to work closely with the Headteacher. Effective governance is based on 6 key features:

  1. Strategic leadership - sets vision, ethos and strategy.
  2. Accountability - drive up educational standardsand finance performance.
  3. People - with the right skills, experience, qulities and capacity.
  4. Structures - that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  5. Compliance - with statutory and contractual requirement.
  6. Evaluation - to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance. 


Our board has explicitly agreed to the Code of Conduct. All are aware of the Nolan Principles / the Seven Principles of Public Life.

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership

All governors have an enhanced DBS check and a Section 128 check.



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Styal Primary School

Altrincham Road
Styal, Wilmslow

Main Contact: Miss Jenny Nolan
SENDCo: Mrs Claire Holliday

Tel: 01625 917280


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