"Every Child Matters"

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the governors at school and our roles. Governors have an important roles as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school, working in partnership with the school community to help provide the best possible education for our pupils. This is achieved by:

– Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.


– Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.


– Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Governor Categories

We believe passionately in the right of the individual to grow, whether they are a five year-old in the classroom, a twenty-five year-old Newly Qualified Teacher, a forty year-old Teaching Assistant or a fifty year-old in a leadership position.

Everybody has the ability, capability, and responsibility to maximise their potential in a sound, happy and secure environment, Our aim is to ensure that we create that environment for every person within the Beeches Infant School community.

At Beeches Infant School, we have five different categories of governors. These are:

Local Authority (LA) Governor: Nominated by Birmingham City Council

– Community Governor: A person appointed by the governing board who lives or works in the community shared by the school

– Parent Governor: These are elected by and from the parents

– Staff Governor: These are elected by and from the staff

– Ex-officio Governor: These are governors by virtue of their office, such as the headteacher

Governor Committees

The responsibilities of the Governing Body are shared between two main committees, each with a specific responsibility:

Full Governing Boards Committee: The governing board is the school’s legally accountable body and must operate in the best interests of the school. The task of the governing board is to lead the school strategically, focusing on the three core functions set out below.

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

2. Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school(s) and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.

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

Standards Committee: Our standards committee monitors curriculum provision, attainment and achievement of all pupils and provision made for particular groups such as SEN, Gifted and Talented etc.

Link Governors

Link Governors are those who have been assigned to a specific focus of school life. There are Link Governors assigned to areas of the curriculum: Literacy, Numeracy, Special Educational Needs, and Gifted & Talented. The role of a Link Governor is:

– To take an interest in and gain more detailed knowledge of their area

– To know what is contained in the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for their area

– To be involved in the review of the SIP for their area and to be part of the planning process

– The help the Governing Body in its critical friend role by asking questions about progress and challenging appropriately about attainment in that area

– To report back at agreed intervals either to the appropriate committee or the full Governing Body

– To work in full partnership with the headteacher

Our Governors

To view the school’s full governing body and pecuniary interest register, please click on the file below:

Governor Downloads and Related Links