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Chair of Governors

Staff Governor

Parent Governor

Local Education Authority, Co-opted and Associate Governors

Associate Governors


For further details about the Governors and their roles & responsiblities within the governing body please see the "Governor Information" page.


The governor's key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that the school runs effectively and provides the best possible education,
  • challenging and supporting the school to do better,
  • taking a strategic view, setting policies, plans and targets,
  • monitoring and evaluating results,
  • monitoring the finances, including the annual budget and ongoing spending, and,
  • delegating appropriate authority to the headteacher to run the school effectively.

In all this we are accountable for how the school is run to the parents and to Wiltshire Council.


What the Governors don't do is organise , manage or control the school on a day to day basis. This is the responsibility of the headteacher. Nor do we get involved in individual pupil issues unless there us a serious incident or an appeal. Community governors represent the interest of the wider community, whilst parent governors represent the interest of all the parents and not just their own children.

The full governing body meets every term and there are several subcommittees which meet throughout the school year. All the Governors also visit classes and assemblies from time to time. We work with Mr Barlow and the staff, and especially the subject leaders, to keep in touch with the developments in teaching and learning across the curriculum and the school.

For a list of all of the meeting dates please see our calendar page

If you would like to find out more any of us would be glad to talk further.  You can contact us via email at governors@monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk or leave a message with the school office.

Click here for the latest governors meeting minutes

Click here to view the school policies

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