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 three main committees that deal with issues in more detail, namely Leadership & Management, Standards 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.



Governors Links / Responsibilities

Governors Committees


The Governors Standards Committee covers the following areas:

  • The Quality of Teaching
  • Student outcomes KS3, 4 & 5
  • Performance Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pupil Premium
  • SEN
  • Meeting Ofsted Framework


Governors on this Committee:

  • Sally Archer - Chair
  • Graham Golding
  • Kevin Gaiderman
  • Steve Ellis
  • Nick Hollis





The Governors Leadership and Management Committee cover the following areas:

  • 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:

  • Alistair Roe - Chair
  • Kevin Gaiderman
  • Nick Hollis
  • Lauren Cooper - currently on sabbatical leave





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

  • Finance
  • Contracts


Governors on this Committee:

  • Graham Golding – Acting Temporary Chair
  • Kevin Gaiderman
  • Nick Hollis
  • Alistair Roe

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.




Governors' Attendance

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: