What do school governors do?

The Governing Body has the responsibility to raise school standards through three strategic core functions:


1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of the school. The Headteacher with his Leadership team lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis. The full Governing Body meets once per half term. In addition there are two main committees that deal with issues in more detail, namely Standards, Leadership & Management, and Finance & Audit.


The Governing Body consists of members including parents, staff, local businesses, as well as co-opted governors recruited due to their particular skills and expertise.


The Chair of Governors is Nick Hollis.





Governors Links / Responsibilities

Governors Committees


The Governors’ Standards, Leadership and Management Committee covers the following areas:


  • The Quality of Teaching
  • Student outcomes KS3, 4 & 5
  • Performance Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pupil Premium
  • SEN
  • Meeting Ofsted Framework
  • The Leadership team
  • The daily management of staff
  • Safety & Safeguarding
  • The Curriculum
  • Communications with parents
  • Statutory duties
  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Teaching School
  • Human Resources and Personnel
  • Academy Improvement Plan


Governors on this Committee:


Sally Archer

Kevin Gaiderman

Nick Hollis

Michelle Lewis

Tracy Eland

Graeme Blair




The Governors’ Finance and General Purposes Committee cover the following areas:


  • Finance
  • Contracts


Governors on this Committee:


Kevin Gaiderman

Nick Hollis

John James

Antony Goozee

Michelle Lewis



Register of Business Interests - Chellaston Academy

The Governing Body must ensure that governors are not involved in activities that might conflict with their role within the school. It is especially important to demonstrate that individuals do not benefit personally from the decisions made by the governors, unless such decisions are made openly and legitimately. As such the register of interests must be available on the school website.


This document will be updated fully each year and reviewed during the year. It is incumbent upon all governors to make the school aware of any changes during the year. This requirement is met by each governor signing a declaration at the start of every Full Governing Body/Committee meeting throughout each academic year.


* Archived business interests data can be viewed on this page.

Governors' Attendance

* Archived attendance data can be viewed on this page.

Code of Conduct for the Governing Body:


A document detailing the Code of Conduct for the Governing Body is available to download here.

Contact for the Governing Body:


If you wish to contact any of the Governing Body please email: