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About our Governing Board

All schools in England have a Governing Board which is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions of the school. As a Board our overacrching aim is to ensure that the children who attend Prescot Primary are able to achieve to the best of their ability. The challenge for us as a Board is how we accomplish this by exercising our three core functions as outlined below  and whilst working within the legal requirements that apply to all maintained schools.

The three core functions of the Board of Governors are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a governing board we are a committed team who are dedicated to raising standards and achieving positive outcomes for all the children, staff and wider school community.  Members of the Board have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience with each governor bringing something vital to the team.

The governing board consists of different categories of governor, each appointed in different ways. Our governing board consists of 15 governors as follows:

  • 3 Elected Parent Governors
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Elected Staff Governor
  • 1 Appointed LA Governor
  • 9 Appointed Co-opted Governors

The governing board has also take the decision to appoint an Associate Member in order to increase the capacity and skills of the board. They sit on a number of committees in which they have voting rights and also attend meetings of the full governing board.

The governing board has set the terms of office for a governor at four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair of Governors are elected at the first meeting of the academic year and serve a two-year term of office.

The Chair of Governors is Dr. Kate Bennett and can be contact via the Clerk to Governors Glenys Hurst-Robson at

Much of the work of the governing board is done by its committees and here at Prescot Primary we have the following committees:

  • Standards and Inclusion
  • Finance and Premises
  • Safeguarding

 In addition, the governing board have established a Steering Committee to which all governors are entitled to attend. This is held on an ad-hoc basis as governors determine appropriate.