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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 



All schools in England have a Governing Board, made up of individual Governors, which are responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. The Governing Board sets the vision, aims and objectives for the school. It sets the policies and targets for achieving these aims and objectives. The Governing Board also monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards the achievement of the vision, aims and objectives.


The Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. They hold the main responsibility for finance, and work with the Headteacher to make decisions about balancing resources needed against the budget allocated by the Local Authority. The Governors act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, and ultimately to represent the school community.


The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Board.


The Governing Board of Priory Common is made up of volunteers who are interested in the continued progress of the school and in ensuring the best possible education for the children in our care. The Governors work in close partnership with the Headteacher, Staff and the Local Authority.


The Governing Board is organised into two committees: 


  • Curriculum
  • Resources 


Our Full Governing Board meets at least three times a year and our three committees also meet at least once a term.

Priory Common Governors

Please find below details of how our Governing Board is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Dr Elleman

Mrs Cash

Mrs Fergusson

Mrs Kidd

Mr Brant

Mrs Anderson


Mrs Duze    





Governors Information Page

Why become a school governor?


By becoming a school governor you will

  • Help ensure that every child at the school reaches his/her potential
  • Play a vital part in raising standards and achievement
  • Make an important contribution to your community
  • Have an opportunity to gain new skills
  • Work as part of a team
  • Have access to training


How do I become a governor?


If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact Dr Elleman or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.