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

Selection criteria for Authority Governor


Criteria for the Selection of Local Authority Governors



The following criteria will apply for any person who is applying to become a Local Authority Governor:


  • cannot be employed at Stokeinteignhead Primary School


  • is prepared to undertake a full DBS check


  • has an interest in children, young people and education


  • will support our school’s aims and objectives and promote the interests of the school and pupils in the community


  • will co-operate with other governors in the interests of our school


  • understands that being a governor requires commitment of time for meetings, reading, sharing the workload and visiting the school during school hours and have the wellbeing of our school as their prime consideration


  • understands that a governing body is a corporate body seeking to raise standards for children and young people in our school


  • will not use their position to gain any personal benefits


  • will respect the need for confidentiality on certain items and abide by the Code of Practice that the governing body has agreed


  • is willing to develop their role as a governor through attending training and development programmes


  • can regularly attend meetings (Governors may be disqualified if they miss meetings for six months or more)


  • recognises that as part of a governing body they are publicly accountable for their actions and performance


  • resides relatively near the school.