Shocklach Oviatt Church of England Primary School has a governing body drawn from parents, the community, the local authority, the church and school staff. There is one meeting of the full Governing Body each half term, discussing all aspects of school management including: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Standards; Finance, Personnel and Premises; Christian Distinctiveness and Wellbeing.

As a Voluntary Controlled school our school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.

Our Governing Body shall consist of 13 Governors;

  • 2 parents Governors elected by parents
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 6 co-opted Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor

Foundation Governors, other than the ex-officio foundation governor, shall be appointed as follows:1 governor by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education having consulted the Parochial Church Council of Shocklach St Edith.

The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex-officio:

(a) the principal officiating minister in the parish of Shocklach St Edith.

(b) The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated shall be entitled to appoint a foundation governor to act in the place of the ex-officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that that ex officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor, or has been removed from office under regulation 23 (2) of the Regulations.

The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated shall be entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio foundation governor and to appoint any substitute governor.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church at parish and diocesan level.

What does a governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools,acting within the framework set-out by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and the Diocese.

Our Governors appoint the headteacher and Head of School. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The roles of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to: set the school’s vision, ethos and stategic direction the aims and objectives; set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives; monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives; be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend) by holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of our school and our pupils, the performance management of our staff; and overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure its money is well spent.

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.

Chair of Governors: Mr R Jones

Clerk to governors: Julia Bioletti

Governing Body Minutes

A copy of the Governing Body minutes (part one) can be obtained from the Clerk of Governors, Julia Bioletti.


There are no employees with a gross salary exceeding £100,000

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

Governor Constitution

Governor Responsibilities and committees.

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