Oak Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0HH

01234 220 480

King's Oak Primary School, Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH Tel: 01234 220480 Email: enquiries@kingsoakprimary.co.uk

'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'

Governors Structure


How is the Governing Board made up?

There are a number of Governor Types - parent governors who are elected by the parents, Local Authority governors who are appointed by Bedford Borough Council, Co-opted governors are elected by the Governing Board and Staff governors who are elected by the staff.  There are also Associate Members attending some governing board meetings, these members do not have voting rights on any decision making.


King's Oak Primary School Governors Meetings

The Governor meetings usually focus on either:

  • Finance, Premises and Personnel or,
  • Teaching & Learning


All Governors attend all meetings where they contribute to the school's Strategic Development Plan and monitor progress on the implementation of this regularly.  They also help the school to review its performance so that the Self Evaluation Form (SEF) is kept up to date.  They also consider and recommend for adoption any new or revised policies.  Meetings take place in the evenings and Governors usually meet twice per term.  


In Finance, Premises and Personnel Meetings we:

  • Monitor and review school's financial position and approve the annual budget
  • Make recommendations re: level of financial delegation to Headteacher
  • Ensure school operates within Council's Financial Regulations
  • Review Charging Policy and Lettings Policy
  • Inspect buildings and grounds and monitor maintenance and repair
  • Assist Governing Board and Headteacher to discharge responsibilities under the Health & Safety Work Act 1974
  • Monitor Health and Safety arrangements
  • Ensure that the school works within the adopted Personnel Policies
  • Review the staffing structure of the school
  • Establish procedures for the selection and recruitment of staff
  • Adopt and review Performance Management procedures and salaries

In Teaching and Learning Meetings we:

  • Adopt and review Attributes and Behaviour Policy
  • Ensure Governors responsibilities re: safeguarding children are fulfilled
  • Approve school visits, adopt and review School Visits Policy
  • Promote and support healthy school environment
  • Monitor policy of Racial Equality and ensure statutory responsibilities are fulfilled
  • Review and revise School Prospectus, Home School Diary and Home School agreements
  • Advise the Governing Board on the school's curriculum statement and their statutory obligations regarding the National Curriculum
  • Approve and review Policies
  • Monitor and review School Improvement using statistical information available