The governing body is a group of people selected from various interest groups (including parents) who have a common interest in maintaining and improving the standard of achievement of pupils in the school. They do this through a mixture of challenge and support (commonly referred to as being a ‘critical friend’). Governors also support the Headteacher in many areas of management and ensure that the school carries out all its legal duties towards the education and well-being of your children whilst in school.


We work to a code of conduct which sets out the expectations on and the commitment required from school governors in order for the governing body to properly carry out its work.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the governors or are interested in becoming a governor, please talk to one of us or leave a message at the school office.


Governor Newsletter



Governor Vacancy

As you may be aware from recent press articles, the role of the governors, the numbers involved, and the recruitment method has changed. The government have issued new guidelines, due to come into effect later this year, however, our governing body are already putting these into place. With this is mind, I would like to inform you that we have a position vacant on our team of governors here at Trimley St Mary. The position is open for a member of our local community, maybe with a link to the school for example aunt/uncle, grandparent with an interest in becoming involved in our school. The governing body are particularly looking for people with expertise that can benefit the school, such as in finance, Human Resources, or building & property maintenance, however a willingness to be involved, and the ability to donate time to the school is also desired. If you would like more information on the role, please contact the main school office and we will pass your information to our Chair of Governors, Mr Monk.


Please note: associate members may be appointed by the governing body as members of committees, and may include pupils, school staff, or anyone else who the governing body feel could contribute to its work. Their voting rights are decided by the governing body, and are also limited by law to exclude matters concerning the budget, admissions, pupil discipline and the election or appointment of governors. Associate Members and observers are not governors and are not included in the school’s Instrument of Government.