Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Categories of Governor

At Stokeinteignhead Primary we have five categories of governors on the Governing Body:


Parent Governor

There are two Parent Governors on our Governing Body. Parents and carers of pupils at our school can stand for election as a Governor. They can nominate themselves, if there are more nominations than spaces available on the Governing Body, they are elected by other parents and carers at the school. If not enough parents nominate themselves for election, the governing body may approach and appoint parents.


You can read more about the role of a parent governor here

Staff Governor

Within our Governing body there are two positions for staff Governors; the first position is reserved for the Headteacher


Both teaching and support staff working at the School, may become governors. Staff governors can nominate themselves and, if more staff are nominated than the 1 position available, an election is held. All members of staff employed at the school are eligible to vote.

Local Authority Governor

These Governors are appointed by the local authority. The selection panel take into consideration the agreed selection criteria. Stokeinteignhead has one Local Authority Governor position.

Co-opted Governor

A Co-opted Governor is a person from the local or wider community who are invited to stand on the governing body. Generally these are people who have skills knowledge or experience that supports the work of the governing body. There are four Co-opted Governors on our Governing Body.