Governor Information

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is a 'critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

Our legal duties include:-

•setting strategic direction, policies and objectives

•approving the school budget

•reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives

•appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

Our Local Governing Body meet termly and our meetings are usually held in the evening. In addition, to the full governing body meetings, we have two governor committees which also each meet termly. Much of the work of local governance is conducted through these two committees.

Education (which includes Curriculum, Standards, Staffing and Pupil Welfare)

Resources (Finance, Buildings Health and Safety)

Governors also value the opportunities they have to go into school, to meet with the Headteacher and other members of staff to help us find out how school is progressing towards its targets. These school visits are really important and help governors experience our school 'in action' and provide valuable opportunity to meet with and talk to both staff and pupils.

Governors also attend regular training sessions to help them keep up to date with changes in education and school governance. There are different categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school.

These are:

  • Co-opted governors (appointed by the governing body for the skills and experience they bring).
  • Parents (elected by the parent community).
  • Staff (elected by the school staff).

All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.


Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’

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Tyntesfield Primary School
Alma Road
M33 4HE

Phone 0161 973 4877

Email tyntesfield.admin(at)


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