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'

What do the Governors do?


The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all the pupils.


Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing board meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the acting headteachers and senior leaders.


Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board.


Kings Oak governors undertake their roles and responsibilities through meetings of the governing board, visits to school, meetings with teachers and senior staff, meeting and talking to children and taking account of the views of parents and carers.


The governing board meets regularly and the agenda for these meeting and the minutes taken at these meetings are available on our website.


In addition to the meetings of the governing board, the finance committee of the governing board meets to set and monitor the school budget.  We also have lead governors who undertake specific monitoring roles in such areas as Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Pupil Premium.  


Visits to school by governors ensure that the governing board

  • Understands the work of the school
  • Observes how the policies agreed work in the school
  • Monitors and reviews the work of the school and how we are continually trying to improve the performance of the school and wellbeing of pupils


Governors are also involved in:

  • Interview and appointing teachers and support staff
  • Dealing with complaints about the school
  • Drawing up an action plan after inspection and monitoring the success of the plan


The governors work in partnership with the headteachers, senior leadership team and all staff to ensure that the school identifies areas for improvement to enable all children to thrive.