Governing Body Information

The Horsell Village School Governors

The Governing Body

As a Local Governing Body we work with the Trust Board, our Headteacher and staff sharing their vision and values for The Horsell Village School. We joined the SWAN Trust, a local Multi Academy Trust on 1 September 2019. The SWAN Trust is the Trust Board for the MAT and The Horsell Village School is the Local Governing Committee.

Together we decide the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. Governors focus on where they can add most value, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They act as a critical friend to the school, providing support, information and advice as well as asking challenging questions and pressing for improvements.

The Governing Body is essentially responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school by holding the Headteacher and her team to account, always remembering to respect the professional roles of all the school staff. In its turn, the Governing Body has to answer to parents and other stakeholders in the wider community for the school’s overall performance.

We are always looking for enthusiastic new Governors from the local community who wish to volunteer their time and skills to join our governing body.  As a governor you would be expected to attend at least two meetings a term.  

There are separate committees which you may be asked to sit on, including the Admissions committee amongst others.

In addition to reading papers, preparing for and attending meetings, Governors are expected to visit the school each term and attend training courses to keep their knowledge and skills current.

If you are interested in becoming a governor or would like to explore this further, please contact me via the school office, or by email to

Further guidance on becoming a governor can also be found at


The Horsell Village School Governing Body

The Constitution and Membership of the Governing Body

School governance is regulated by law, in particular the “School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowance) (England) Regulations” of 2013. Governors are required to publish information about their governing body and Governors, and also to declare any financial or other interest that could potentially lead to a conflict of interest.

Our Local Governing Committee is elected or appointed in different ways to be representative of the different stakeholder groups who have an interest in the school.  Whenever possible Governors are recruited for the skills and commitment they can bring that enhance the role of governing body.

All Governors are expected to attend the Full Governing Body meetings. However not all Governors are able to attend all meetings.  When this happens, Governors send their apologies for absence and this is recorded, and agreed as appropriate.               

Details of current Governors, including those whose term of office has expired or who have resigned and left in the last twelve months.

Details of attendance to Local Governor Meetings for 2020-2021                                                                                             

Details of any declarations relating to financial or other interest that could potentially lead to a conflict of interest.

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