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The governing body would like to offer you a warm welcome to the governors section of the school website.

The governing body fulfils it's role through full governing body meetings and a number of 'Governor Days' across the school year. It is there to support the school and to be the 'critical friend'. Visits to the school are made by governors on both formal and informal occasions.

All governors at Norwood school are highly committed to its success. Many have had a long association with the school and some were pupils themselves. All share in the strong caring ethos and the desire for all pupils to achieve their academic, social and emotional potential.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents/carers.

If you wish to contact the governors, this can be done either by sending a letter (via the school office) or email  Please mark any correspondence for the attention of either Chair of Governors-Lisa Andrews or Clerk to the Governing Body-Kirsty Nightingale.

A school governor duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

The governing body in schools and colleges is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents or students
  • other local sponsors, like businesses

Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees. Governing bodies in schools and colleges are accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

The full governing body meets approximately 6 times per academic year for our Full Governing Body meetings with at least 4 full Governor Days in school each year which are scheduled for Mondays.

We also have a group that meet each month to monitor the school budget to make sure that we make the best value for money possible as well as a team that reviews policies for the school.

Governors spend an average of 6 to 8 hours per school month on related activities including the meetings and preparatory reading.



For copies of minutes of governor meetings, please contact the clerk to governors on