What Do School Governors Do?

The role of a Preshute governor

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 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 Preshute Primary School.

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

Who we are

The Governors comprise parents, staff and people from the local community. As well as the expertise that they bring from life and employment they will undertake a variety of training and development opportunities specifically related to the school. Governors also attend external meetings and conferences.

Click here for a Preshute Governing Body "Who's Who".

Training for governors

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

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

Additionally, one of the Governors has been designated as a National Leader of Governance and supports the Governing Bodies of other schools.

Further information

If you need any information about our school governing body or wish to contact a school governor, please contact the school office (; telephone 01672 512754) or our clerk to the governing body, Laurien Carter (

Contact Us

Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.

01672 512 754

Head Teacher: Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins

Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy

Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock