Our governors and what they do

The government expects governing bodies to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors’ Handbook – Department for Education, September 2014

The governing body focuses its time and energy on school improvement. Governors work collectively to support and strengthen the leadership of the headteacher. Governors play a strategic role; the head teacher is responsible for the routine running of the school.

Governors fulfil these roles through regular visits to the school, meetings with the headteacher, meetings of all governors and meetings of subcommittees and working parties.

St David’s governing body is made up of governors and the headteacher.

  • 2 x Parent governors: Will Higbee
  • 1 governor nominated by the Diocese:
  • 1 teacher governor: 
  • 1 community governor: Stephen Bright 
  • 1 ex-officio governor: Rev Nigel Guthrie


The governors are supported by a Clerk 

Will Higbee is the Chair of Governors

The governors meet regularly throughout the year meetings are open to all.

You are most welcome to sit in.