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Reedings Junior School

Meet the Governors

Governors (ID 1067)

The role of Governors

School governors form the biggest volunteer group in the country. Governors contribute to the leadership of a school and work with the headteacher to set the school's strategic direction and raise standards. Governing bodies also act as a 'critical friend' to challenge and support the school. They do not become involved in the day-to-day management of the school, as the responsibility for this lies with the headteacher. 

What do Governing Bodies do? 

- Develop and ensure the school's clarity of vision.

- Hold the headteacher to account to ensure very child has the best possible education. 

- Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure money is well spent. 

- Engage with pupils, staff, parents and the school community to understand their views. 

How are Governing Bodies made up?

Governing bodies were required to undergo a process of re-constitution before September 2015. This was to ensure they have a dynamic governing body which is no larger than it needs to be, with governors who are actively contributing the relevant skills and experiences.

Governing Bodies are made up of the following:

- Parent Governors - elected by other parents at the school;

- Staff Governors - elected by school staff;

- The Headteacher;

- A Local Authority (LA) Governor - nominated by the  LA and appointed by governors;

- Co-opted Governors - chosen and appointed by governors.

At Reedings, governors have organised themselves into two committees. 

1.) Learning, Teaching and Performance (LTP)

2.) Resources

Each committee meets at least 3 times throughout the school year, in addition to 5 Full Governing Body meetings (FGB) where all governors attend. Governors are also expected to conduct visits to the school once per term at a mutually convenient time.


Reedings Junior School prides itself on being part of the community and the Governing Body is now looking for members of that community to come and join them as a co-opted governors OR a parent/carer governor.

Full training and mentoring will be provided. Interested candidates are welcome to contact the school office or Jamie Spring (Chair of Governors) for more information.

Jamie Spring Contact: j.haslerspring@reedings.herts.sch.uk 07766334563



2023 24 record of attendance.pdf


2022 23 record of attendance.pdf


2021 22 record of attendance.pdf