The Governing Body of St. Margaret’s School  


The governing body of St. Margaret’s School consists of 14 Governors: 

2 x Parent Governors 

1 x LA Governor 

1 x Staff Governor 

1 x Headteacher 

8 x Foundation Governors 

1 x Co-opted governor 


Foundation governors are appointed as follows: 

4 foundation governors appointed by the Parochial Church Council of St. Margaret’s. 

3 foundation governors appointed by the Birmingham Diocese Board of Education  


Governors are expected to serve a term of 4 years and can stand for re-selection at the end of their term of office. 


Our full governing body meets formally twice per term and additionally is organised into sub-committees which meet once every half term or term.  The committees report their work to the full governing body. 

Governors join one or more of these committees:

Achievements and Standards Committee – The committee works with the Head Teacher and the Leadership team in evaluating teaching and learning and standards and driving the improvement agenda of the school.    

Resources Committee – This committee is responsible to the governors for school budgets, staffing, pay policies and site management.   

Distinctiveness Committee - The main function of the committee is to support, advise and challenge the Head teacher and the Governing Body on matters relating to the distinctiveness and effectiveness of St. Margaret’s School as a church school and the impact which this has on the pupils and whole school community.     


Terms of reference for A&S committee  



Terms of reference for Resources committee



Terms of reference for Distinctiveness committee


The Role of the School Governor is to: 

Promote high standards of educational achievement 

Set targets for pupil achievement 

Take overall responsibility for the conduct of the school 

Manage the school's budget, including numbers of staff and their pay 

Make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught 

Report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results  

Appoint senior staff such as the head teacher and deputies   


Governor Training

Solihull MBC supports their school governors by running termly training sessions which include 3 induction sessions for new governors as well as seminars that reflect the ever changing role and responsibilities of governors.  

Further information about the role of a school governor can be obtained from: