Welcome to Highbury Primary School Governors’ page

We hope you find the information contained here useful

Our Chair of Governors is Pauline Jeffs who can be contacted via the school office.


Governors are elected to serve four years. Governors are like a Board of Directors who meet at least three times a term and make decisions about how the school is run.

The main duty of the governing body is to maintain and improve our school’s standards of education; our work can be divided into these key areas:

  • setting the school’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources
  • monitoring and evaluating performance
  • acting as a critical friend to support and challenge in the management of the school
  • ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs

As a Governing Body we

  • give support, advice and help to the school
  • take a real pride in the school and the achievements of its pupils and staff
  • work on and agree general school policies and the school’s own Development Plan
  • work in partnership with the staff and education advisers for the benefit of the school
  • visit the school in order to gain a clear understanding of the working of the school
  • accept and act on collective decisions of the governing body
  • participate in school activities in particular those which promote the school
  • participate in training sessions
  • ensure financial probity
  • ensure the premises are well managed

Agreed minutes of all  governing body meetings are held in the school office.  You can contact the governors via the school office.

Governor attendance at meetings can be found here:-

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2019-2020 Ongoing

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2018-2019


Highbury Primary School Instrument of Governance can be found here:-