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The Governing Body at Colburn Community Primary School is made up of volunteers who are passionate about ensuring that each and every child in Colburn gets the very best possible start and is given the opportunities to achieve their full potential. Governors also help to provide a safe and caring environment in which every child can enjoy building happy memories. 

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management and to act as a 'critical friend', supporting the work of the Head Teacher and other staff. 


The Governing Body meet monthly to rigorously review the school’s progress in meeting its aims and vision.


The three key functions of governance: 


  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.


The Governing Body has some discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair our governing body was reconstituted in line with national regulations in April 2015.


The governors are contactable through the school office (01748 832676 or via email:


Click on the links below to find out more about our Governors and what they do.

How To Become A School Governor


If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the North Yorkshire County Council website School Governor section.