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These pages will contain periodic reports and news from or regarding the school governors.




The Burford School Governing Body is made up of parents, members of staff and members of the local community who are committed to the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.  In accordance with our instruments of governance as published by Bucks County Council, the Governing Body comprises of 16 individuals.  Their biographies can be found under ‘Meet The Governors’.


Governors bring a wide range of experience, interests and skills to the role and whilst some have professional qualifications, this is not a prerequisite.  More important are enthusiasm and an interest in supporting the school.


The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school and is responsible for its strategic direction, policy and overall management and has legal duties, powers and responsibilities.  Governors work collectively and do not take individual responsibility.  The day-to-day management of the school rests firmly with the headteacher and the school staff.


Governors are appointed to work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to:


  • Promote high standards of educational attainment
  • Strategically monitor aspects of the curriculum and school policies
  • Promote the welfare of all the pupils, including those with difficulties and disabilities
  • Celebrate differences in heritage and faith, reflecting the wider community of which we are a part
  • Agree, review and monitor the School Development Plan
  • Publish the School Prospectus
  • Draw up an action plan after an Ofsted inspection
  • Interview and select key staff
  • Manage the school’s budget and provide good value for the money which comes from the Local Authority and the Government


Burford School Governors have the chance to develop new skills, practice existing ones, participate in meetings, ask questions, make suggestions, work as part of a team and make a difference.


There are occasional vacancies for new governors.  If you are a parent or a member of the local community and are interested in helping our school to develop and improve, then please contact the School Office who will put you in touch with a current governor who will be happy to talk to you.


A detailed job description for the role can be obtained from the school office.  Burford School’s ‘Governor Code of Conduct’ can be found below.