About Our Governing Body

What is the Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Who are our Governors?

Governors are either elected or appointed. The John Moore Primary governing body consists of:

  • The Headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Appointed Local Authority governor
  • Two elected parent governors
  • Up to five co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The chair of governors is Mrs Cait Clucas, who can be contacted via the school by clicking here.

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Governing Body Committees

Much of the work of the governing body is done by committees. At John Moore Primary, we have the following committees:

  • Curriculum Standards
  • Finance, Pay and Personnel
  • Premises/Health and Safety

Details of who sits on our committees is shown below.

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Message from Mrs Cait Clucas our Chair of Governors

photo Cait


The Governors form the strategic decision making body in our school.  We make sure that the school meets all its statutory duties and work with the teaching staff to deliver a good quality education.  We also work with the Headteacher to set our aims and procedures.


We have a number of specific responsibilities:

  • To set and monitor our school’s policies and procedures
  • To identify where our school can improve and to support it in those efforts
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To provide an account to parents and the wider community
  • To determine how the school’s budget is spent
  • To make sure our school buildings are welcoming and safe

We are very fortunate to have a team of school governors who are dedicated, supportive and enthusiastic and who keep at the heart of what they do a desire to provide our children with the best possible education.

We are made up of:

  • The Headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Two elected parent governors
  • One appointed Local Authority governor
  • Up to five co-opted governors

It is my privilege to lead the Board of Governors and I can be contacted via the school office.

Interested in being a School Governor?

All School Governors must either be appointed or elected. To find out more about being a Governor click here

If you are interested in being a Governor at our School please contact: Mrs Ruth Laing (Headteacher) or Mrs Cait Clucus (Chair of Governors) through the School. Nominations and elections for Parent Governors are held as vacancies occur.

Alternatively please contact Gloucestershire Governor services here, for details of vacancies in other Schools.