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The Governing Body has a membership that complies with an Instrument of Government which came into effect on 22nd September 2014. The appointment to a position is made on the basis of skills required to achieve good governance of the school. The term of office is normally 4 years and all appointments are made subject to satisfactory vetting by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

Parent Governors

Four parent governors are elected by and from among the parents of registered pupils currently at the school. Parent governors are entitled to serve out their term of office even if their child has left the school.  Parents who are elected members of the Local Authority or employed by the school for more than 500 hours in the school year are disqualified from being a parent governor.

 

Co-opted Governors

Four co-opted governors can be appointed from the wider community on the basis of the skills that can be brought to the governance of the school and the independent perspective of decision making undertaken by the Governing Body.

 

Foundation Governors

Three foundation governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education since the school is a voluntary controlled organisation connected to the Church of England. The Vicar of the Parish of Nursling and Rownhams is an ex-officio foundation governor.

 

Local Authority Governor

One Local Authority governor is appointed by Hampshire County Council as the school is wholly maintained and receives all funding through the local authority. A member of staff at the school may not be appointed as a local authority governor.

 

Staff Governors

The Head-teacher has the option of being appointed formally as a Governor and would in any case normally attend meetings of the Governing Body. One other staff governor is appointed through an election by and from the teaching and non-teaching employees of the school. Staff governors may not continue to be governors if they cease to be employed by the school.