At Frederick Bird, governors, staff, parents and children work as a team, building on success, in a happy, creative environment, where everyone feels valued.

Governor Meetings

We meet regularly as a full governing body with at least two formal meetings each term.

One primarily focuses on School Business and Management including finance, premium grant expenditure, health and safety, policies and safeguarding provision. 

One primarily focuses on School Improvement, including Teaching and Learning provision, Curriculum, SEND and Achievement of all groups of children. 

All governors attend all formal governor meetings.

Additional governor meetings are scheduled in between these formal meetings as necessary to enable working parties/ board appointed focus committees to focus on key areas for development. 

Role of Governors

Governors are appointed to ensure that the strategic direction of the school enables the very best education and personal development for all children. Governors have a number of key functions including the key role of being a critical friend to the school by providing support and challenge and holding school leaders to account. 

Effective Governance as set out in DfE Governance Handbook:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The team endeavour to ensure improvement objectives are met and planning is both visionary and realistic. Governors support the Head teacher, the Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel, to ensure the children are given a quality, enriched education and provided with many opportunities to develop and grow as good future citizens. 

Contacting Governors

Should you wish to contact and of the governors to discuss any matter further please do so through the school on 02476 221920.

Governor Documentation and Information

Information on the members, structure and roles and responsibilities of the governing body plus relevant declarations of interest and attendance information can be accessed in the documents below. 


Governor attendance 2022-2023 72.71 KB 181 downloads


Governor attendance 2021-2022 44.49 KB 158 downloads

Upcoming Dates of 2022/23 Governor meetings

Autumn 2022Spring 2023Summer 2023
BusinessCompleteThursday 16th February at 6:00 pmThursday 25th May at 6:00 pm
ImprovementCompleteThursday 23rd March at 6:00 pmThursday 8th June at 6:00 pm
Full BoardCompleteThursday 13th July at 6:00 pm