Tewin Cowper

CofE Primary School

Small School Big Dreams

The Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The role of the Governing Body

The School Governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.


Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the head teacher
  • To ensure accountability

Governors also have some important duties which they perform in collaboration with the headteacher and the senior leadership team. These include:

  • Determining how the budget is spent
  • The appointment of staff
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and consequences 
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies



Contacting the Governors

The Governing Body welcomes the views of parents and is always happy to discuss issues with parents.

If there is any matter that concerns you, or if you have ideas about how to improve the school, please feel free to contact us.


· Parent Governors are often available in the school grounds in the morning and afternoon.

· Email us at

· You can also write to us (please ensure any correspondence is left in the office in an envelope marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors).