Crowdys Hill School Governing Body welcomes you to this part of the website, where we would like to explain the role of the Governing Body.

Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal responsibility to make sure the school promotes high standards. The Governors set the school’s vision, strategic aims and monitoring processes. They evaluate performance - acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and making sure the school is accountable to everyone it serves.

Within this our responsibilities include:

  • Setting strategic direction, objectives, targets and policies
  • Reviewing progress against budget, plans and targets
  • Approving the school budget
  • Acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher through support and challenge
  • Appointing the Headteacher.

It’s important the Governing Body works in partnership with all stakeholders including pupils, parent/carers, Swindon Borough Council, others schools, the local community and businesses.

For our Instrument of Governance please click here


Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders:

  • Parent/carers – parent/carer governors are elected by other parent/carers at the school
  • Staff including the Headteacher. Teaching and other staff governors are elected by the school staff
  • The community – the governing body appoints community governors i.e. members of the community
  • The LA – the LA appoints one or more local education authority (LA) governors
  • As and when appropriate associate governors can also be appointed.

Governors & Volunteers Privacy Notice

Governor Membership, Roles and Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Governing Body Attendance 2021/2022

School Self Evaluation Form 2022-2025

Scheme of Delegation

School Development Plan - Summary July 22

Governors Allowance Policy

Governments Schools Financial Benching Marking Service

Vacancies for all types of governors occur on a regular basis and are advertised on the school website. Anyone who would like to put themselves forward is advised to contact either the Clerk to the Governing Body at the school or Swindon Borough Council Governor Section using the link below.

At present we have vacancies for a Co-opted and a Parent Governor.  Parent Governor Vacancy Letter - Sept 22

Information on being a School Governor - click here

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of Meeting held - 24.11.21

Minutes of Meeting held 19.01.22

Minutes of Meeting held 30.03.22

Minutes of Meeting held 18.05.22

Minutes of Meeting held 21.06.22

Date this page was last modified: 26 September 2022


If you have any Safeguarding concerns/questions/queries our Designated Safeguarding Lead can be contacted on:

07955 772121