Governor Meetings

Horley Infant School Governing Body Meetings

Governors meet several times a term, with each meeting having a specific focus. The structure of the Governing Body meetings comprises a Housekeeping meeting at the start of the year, three Achievements & Standards meetings and three Resources meetings and then a Business meeting to close the year. There are also five Finance committee meetings and a Pay committee meeting.

Quorum: There must be two Governors plus the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at each meeting.

Meetings of the Full Governing Body are open meetings. Anyone wanting to attend will need to make their request to the Clerk of the Governing Body (via the school office) by completing the Open Meeting Protocol below (paper copies are available at the office). Requests must be made no less than 14 days before the meeting, and permission to observe is granted at the discretion of the Chair.

A maximum of two observers is permitted. For more information on requesting attendance please see our Open Meeting Protocol

Achievement and Standards

This meeting looks at the beating heart of the school. It is where staff can discuss with Governors all aspects of learning and teaching.

In this way, the Governors can ensure that the National Curriculum is being taught but also ensure that the methods used will interest and inspire the children.

Provision for gifted and talented children and those with special educational needs are monitored and reviewed by this committee.

Regular updates of action plans for each subject which follow and expand on the School Development Plan are presented and discussed.


Support and guidance are given to the Headteacher on all matters relating to accessibility, security, health and safety of the school buildings and grounds.

Members of the governing body carry out termly inspections and reviews arrangements for maintenance, repair and redecoration of the school. Also covered within the remit of this meeting is to discuss and ultimately oversee recruitment and retention of staff appropriate to the current needs of the school and monitoring of extended services (breakfast and after school clubs for example).

Another increasing role is that of the development of marketing the school including this website.

Finance Committee

A small group of Governors, including the Head, Chair and Vice-Chair meet at least once a term as the Finance Committee.

Funding of education often depends on which way the political wind blows rather than need. At Horley Infant School we aim to use the money available sensibly but not restrictively.

The Finance Committee works with the Headteacher and Administration Officer to provide information and guidance on financial matters to the Governing Body. The Committee composition ensures that all views are represented when different funding priorities are discussed.

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Lumley Road

01293 782263



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