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The Governing Body is a group of dedicated volunteers who help to set the vision and shape the direction of the school. The Governing Body consists of the Headteacher, Parent Governors who are elected by the parent body, Staff Governors who work at the school and are elected by their colleagues, and Trust-appointed governors.

The Governors are responsible for making sure the school provides a high quality education, and for raising educational standards in school. They do this by setting policies to ensure the safety of pupils and promoting effective teaching and learning; they do this in conjunction with the Acting Headteacher who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

The role has three key parts:

  • in consultation with the Trust, we support the Acting Headteacher in deciding the vision, ethos and strategic direction of each of the school;
  • we hold the Acting Headteacher and her senior staff to account for the educational performance of the school and their  pupils;
  • we oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that money is well spent.

Details of our current governors are set out below.  They have a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experience which they bring to this important role, and meet regularly to look at all aspects of the life and work of the school.  Many of the Governors are linked with specific aspects of the life of the schools and make regular reports to the governing body.
All our work as governors has one simple aim: to make sure that our schools provide the highest standard of education and care for all our pupils, so that they have the best possible life chances.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, or wish to know more about the role, please contact Melanie Gibbons, Governance Officer on 07729 105871 or e-mail

To see our scheme of delegation, please visit the Wellspring Academy Trust website:

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