Our Governing Board
All schools in England have a governing body, responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, challenge, ask questions and ultimately represent the school community.
The governors work in close partnership with the Head Teacher and staff. Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. The governing body ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
The standard term of office for a governor is four years and the chair is elected annually at the first meeting of each academic year.
The governing board aims to meet each half term.
If you wish to contact our governors please contact the school office.
Shelagh Moore MBE
Chair of the Governing Board - Community Governor
Co-Chair - Parent Governor
Vice Chair - Church Governor
SEND & Safeguarding Governor and Parent Governor
Head Teacher (Ex-Officio)
1 Non-parent Community Governor (Enquiries to the Clerk)
The Priors School Members
In line with requirements in the Academy Trust Handbook, The Priors School also has Members.
What do members do? Members are considered to be 'eyes on, hands off' unless the board of trustees is underperforming. Members need to pay attention to the limitations of their role, and avoid undermining the board as it is the trustees, not the members, that are responsible for the core governance functions and conducting the business of the trust. The members are considered to be the guardians of the governance of the trust, while members don’t make the actual governance decisions, they need to ensure they are satisfied that the standard of governance across the trust is high.
Declaration of Interests
Date commenced post
Term of Office
Area of Responsibility
Finance Committee, Member, Safer Recruitment
*Parent *Director of Cornelia Lex Ltd
Health & Safety
Chair of Finance Committee
*Member of PCC St Leonards Church, Priors Marston
Safeguarding & SEND Governor
*Head Teacher at St Paul's CofE School, Leamington Spa
|Finance & Audit Committee, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Data & Performance
|*Clerk of the Parish Council
|Data & Performance
|Data & Performance
|*Chair of Priors Education Trust
|*Grandparent of child at TPS *Director of HappyHats/Saddlecreek