Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success


The role of the school governor and governing bodies

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.


Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent


They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Governors Statement 2022 -2023

Governing Body Register of Business Interests

Governor Names


Harvindar Kaur (Chair of Governors and GDPR Governor)


Mr James Page (Vice Chair and Chair of Quality of Education Committee)


Ralph Kamper (Co-opted Member)


Mr Sam Japal (Co-opted Member)


Ruth Powell (Co-opted Member)


Karl Hughes (Staff Governor)


Ray Hussain (Co-opted Member)


Sarah Roberts (Co-opted Member)


Michael Pozzi (Co-opted Member)