Chetwynd Primary Academy Governing Body

'Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability. Governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education' Lord Nash – Governors Handbook September 2014

Our Chair of Governors is Malcolm Batchelor.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Malcolm via the school office.


Core Function of the Governing Body

The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education and therefore has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b) Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
c) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


There are three types of Governor within an academy school. They are:
a) Community Governor - appointed by the governing body. They may represent the local community, local business or have the skills that the governing body require.
b) Parent Governor - elected by parents at the School/Academy.
c) Staff Governor - elected by staff within the School/Academy


Clerking Competency Framework

Introduced in April 2017 the new Clerking Competency Framework outlines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide a professional Clerking service to the Governors.

Four competency areas covered in the new Framework are:

  • Understanding Governance
  • Administration
  • Advice and Guidance
  • People and Relationships

The new Framework recognizes the value of professional quality clerks and realises they are critical to the effectiveness of a governing board in fulfilling its core strategic functions.

To read the full framework, please click here.

Please use the links below to find out further information about our Governors and their responsibilities

CHET GovVacancies  CHET GovProfiles 



Our Chair of Governors, Phil Cooper, can be contacted at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.