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Burford Primary and Nursery School

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The role of governors


The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils. This involves:

  • ensuring there is a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • holding senior leaders to account for the educational performance of all pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent


Governors have a responsibility to the staff and pupils of the school and the school’s wider community.

They must have an interest in our children’s future, be willing to contribute and make a difference, and respect the need for confidentiality. Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school.


What governors do:


Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development. Together with the headteacher, responsibilities of governing bodies include:

  • developing the school’s strategic plan
  • determining aims, policies and priorities
  • setting targets
  • monitoring and evaluating
  • deciding the number of staff
  • overseeing the use of the school’s budget
  • securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour


Governors provide the headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They ask searching questions and respect the headteacher’s position as the professional leader of the school.


Our governors


  • Chair of Governors - Rob Denzel


The Chair of Governors can be contacted at the schools address: Burford Primary and Nursery School, Oxclose Lane, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6FX


Minutes are available upon request from the Clerk, Mary Farmer -

For information about Governors please see the document below:


School development priorities - 2022/23