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The Governing Body consists of representatives of the local community, church, parents and staff and plays a vital part in the life of the school. The role of school governors is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher, teachers and staff to achieve the school’s vision and aims.

Governors have collective responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates. We, as a governing body, have three main objectives:

  • to support and challenge initiatives in school
  • to be ultimately accountable for the schools operation
  • to provide the strategic overview for the school

Working in partnership with our lead professionals we provide a framework for future development and identification of the improvement priorities to fully meet the needs of our current and future pupils.

The Governing Body of OPS consists of 12 members, each elected for a term of four years and if a governor wishes to extend their term they need to be re-elected.

The Governors meet at least twice a term for the full Governing Body meeting with additional meetings of the Resources and Curriculum committees. Governors are also attached to Excellence teams, the means by which the improvement priorities of the school are implemented. The minutes from each Full Governing Body are available once they are approved as an accurate record.

The community is entitled to expect the highest standards of integrity from governors, who have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice. Our governors also undertake a regular programme of training and self evaluation to ensure we are continually improving our effectiveness. Please click on the attachment below to see the job description for a governor at our school. 

If you wish to email any general enquiries to the Governing Body, please send them to where they will be forwarded onto the Chair of Governors.

If you wish to send a governor anything confidential, please write in a sealed envelope and deliver to the school office where they will put it into the confidential Governing Body folder for collection by the Chair of Governors.

Minutes of previous Governing Body meetings are below:

March 2024

February 2024

December 2023 

October 2023

July 2023

May 2023