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Governor Structure

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:


  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school;


  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;


  • co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school;


  • local authority(LA) governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body;


  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;


  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but have been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body. 

In 2018, our governing board agreed that our board would consist of 12 board members:


  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 LA governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 7 co-opted governors 

Instrument of Governance

Current Governing Board Membership

Governing boards have a number of roles and responsibilities to fulfill.  These are set out in the Governing Board Handbook - published by the Department for Education. 


The full governing board can delegate a number of roles and responsibilities to its committees.  At Jericho we have 3 main committees:


  • Finance, Staffing, and Premises,


  • Curriculum and Standards, 


  • Children's Well Being. 


A number of other committees convene when needed such as the Pupil Discipline committee. 


Below we have set out how we delegate various roles and responsibilities to individuals and committees. 

Delegation of Responsibilities