The Governing Body has been structured in line with the recent reconstitution of Governing Body guidelines (October 2014).  The Governors are like a board of directors who make decisions about how the school is run. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.

Governors are appointed to help:

· decide what is taught

· set standards of behaviour

· interview and select staff

· decide how the school budget is spent

Governors are recruited from:

· parents

· school staff

· local council representatives

· community representatives

· people with special skills

Parent governors are elected by parents and are your representatives on the governing body. Many of our governors are also parents of children at the school but are appointed in a different capacity. If you wish to speak to a parent governor please leave your number at the school office and you will be contacted.


If anything is bothering you at all please make an appointment to see the Head Teacher. Things can usually be settled amicably in this way.

If not, you have the right to appeal to the Governing Body.

The Governors of Highgate Primary School

Mr G Brown – Chair of Governors

Mr J Dickens – Vice Chair of Governors

Mr T Jenkinson – Head Teacher

Mrs C Richardson

Dr J Fitchett

Mrs C O’Leary

Mrs D Taylor

Mr M Wilkinson

Mr B Mastericks

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs S Beasley

Highgate Primary Governing Body delegates responsibilities to the following committees:

  • Finance, Personnel, H&S and Safeguarding Committee
  • Pay Committee

When each of these committees meet for the first time in the year, they nominate a chair person who will ensure feedback will be given to the Full Governing Body.