What do governors do?

The board of trustees of The Cam Academy Trust delegate responsibilities for our school to a Local Governing Body in line with the Trust's Scheme of Delegation.

Our Governing Body is responsible for both Thongsley Fields & St. Peter's School and is made up of people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.  Their role is broad and absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.  Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools; appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher; and hold the main responsibility for monitoring the finances of the school.

Each individual governor is a member of the Governing Body and as such, may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • approve Trust targets for academic achievement
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The Governing Body both challenges and supports the Headteacher to improve pupils' progress and to ensure the ethos and values of the school continue to align with those of the Trust.

Governors can be contacted via the school office or by emailing Lorraine Barr, Clerk to the Governing Body, directly: