What the Governors do
Every school has a Governing Body made up of a group of governors. Schools have an individual Instrument of Government, which is a legal document setting out how many governors there are, who appoints, elects and co-opts them, who is eligible to be a governor and how long they serve. St Joseph’s is a Voluntary Aided School provided by the Catholic Church and community.
Foundation governors are appointed to represent the interests of the Church and community that the school provides. As local authorities that help maintain the school, Guildford Borough and Surrey County Councils each appoint a Governor. The parents of registered pupils at the school elect a parent with children at the school to be a Parent Governor. Staff at the school may elect Staff Governors. To add specific areas of expertise to the governing body it may appoint members called Co-Opted Governors. A Governor’s term of office runs for 4 years.
How to become a Governor
If you wish to be considered to be a Governor at Joseph’s Catholic Primary school please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.