"Governors understand the school's performance very well". (Ofsted 2017)

"(Governors) challenge leaders robustly to ensure that actions to improve the school’s performance are working.  Governors have a detailed understanding of all aspects of the school’s work, including how additional funding is used. They check carefully to see whether the use of funds is helping to improve pupils’ outcomes".  (Ofsted, 2017)


For detailed information on the constitution of the Local Governing Body (ie.  names, category of governor, terms of office, register of interests, committees served on), please click here. 



From November 1st 2014, Stokesay Primary School has been part of the  South Shropshire Academy Trust (SSAT), with a board of trustees with overall responsibility for governance in all schools in the Multi Academy Trust (MAT).  To access the SSAT website, please go to:


For information on the structure/governance of SSAT (schedule of delegation), please click here.


Stokesay Primary School has its own Local Governing Body (LGB), with responsibility for that school only, reporting to the Trustees of the SSAT.


 Governance Structure (from September 2015):


MAT Governance:  Regular Full Board Trust Meetings, MAT Personnel Committee, MAT Finance Committee, MAT Health and Safety/Site Committee (plus salaries etc as required)


LGB Governance:  1 LGB meeting for all LGB governors every half term, with 'Behaviour & Safety' and 'Teaching & Learning' Committee work sitting as part of this meeting, as well as 3 governor workshops (1 per term), covering, for example:  safeguarding, outcomes, SEF moderation.




What is governance?

The Governors and Trustees of the SSAT and our LGB are all unpaid volunteers and are responsible for determining the policy of the school on a wide range of issues that affect the education and well being of the children.  This includes what is taught, the appointment of staff, the finances of the school and the development of the site.  All aspects of school management and implementation of policy are the responsibility of the Headteacher, who is also an ex-officio governor.


The Governing Body is made up of a range of elected and appointed people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the teaching, commercial and professional sectors, parents and staff.  This means that governors draw upon a diverse spread of talent, expertise and experience to ensure the interests of the school are actively and creatively developed.  The full governing body meets twice each term.  The various sub-committees meet at least once each term to discuss and consider specific issues for presentation to the full governing body.


If you are interested in getting involved in the life of the school by becoming a Governor, Mrs. Liz Storey, our Chair, would be happy to discuss this with you and can be contacted through the School Office.





 Governor Visits


Governors organise a rota for visits to the school, linked to the SDP and current school priorities.  Details can be found in school.