Pendragon Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the school and the community it serves.

These representatives are: the Headteacher, one governor appointed by the Local Authority, four Parent Governors elected by you, the parents, one Staff Governor elected by the Staff and seven Co-opted governors, including the Deputy Headteacher, selected for their knowledge and skills.

Together, we help set the school’s aims and values and are responsible for some staff appointments, including most recently the Head. Many of our responsibilities carry a statutory requirement which means we are obliged by law to do things such as agree the annual budget. Our role is sometimes described as a “critical friend”. This does not mean that we are there to criticise the Head or the school, but rather we try to ask questions to gain a greater understanding of the school and to thus help it improve.

The role of the Governing Body is crucial for the effective leadership and management of the school. It complements the professional element provided by the Head Teacher and senior staff by bringing a range of perspectives to bear on issues facing the school. We do not become involved in the day-to-day management of the school – this is the Head Teacher’s responsibility; however, we do hold the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school.

We have 2 sub-committees which typically meet twice every term -Resources (including H&S) and Personnel. The Curriculum and Monitoring of the School is covered under Full Governing Body Meetings so as a collective we can help drive school improvement. Please refer to the terms of reference to see the remit of each committee.

In addition, we hold a full meeting of the Governing Body 6 times a year. 

We’re all a pretty friendly bunch - a number of us are parents and can regularly be seen on the school run. Please feel free to stop any one of us with any question you might have about the school. If we don’t know the answer there and then, we’ll know someone who does. You may also write to us - just hand your letter in to the office and they will forward it or e-mail to

Current Governing Body Team