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Parkend Primary School

The small school with BIG ideas!


Welcome to the Governors’ section of the Parkend School website. The Governing Board at Parkend School is comprised of Local Authority, Co-opted, Parent and Staff Governors, who work on behalf of the school on an entirely voluntary basis. Governors are custodians of the school for current and future generations of pupils. The Governing Board brings collective knowledge and experience from both inside and outside the education sector. It is the Board’s role to provide strategic leadership for the school and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. School governing boards have three core functions:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction: Governors help the school to set strategy for improvement, so that pupils can learn more effectively and achieve their best.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff: Governors provide a ‘critical friend’ function for the school through monitoring, challenging and supporting the school’s staff and promoting at all times the interests of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent: Governors are responsible for managing the school’s budget and deciding how the money is spent.


The Governing Board meets throughout the school year, but delegates the management of some of its responsibilities to a sub-committee:


  • Resources: finances, budget, staffing, premises and health and safety.


Key to the successful functioning of any governing board is succession planning. The Governing Board at Parkend School would love to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a governor at the school, either now or in the future. Being a governor will give you the chance to make a real difference to the school’s pupils, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just a willingness to get involved, a drive to see the school succeed and time to contribute. Training is provided.


For more information about our Governing Body, or how the School is being governed, please email Mr Christopher Powell, Chair of Governors at: