Author: Sam Rose


Below is the New Governor Induction Checklist. It contains all the relevant information you need as you start on your path as a governor at Clyst Hydon School primary school. Some information will be emailed to you separately. Any queries please email the clerk

Meet the Chair

·         The Chair will contact you before the meeting and welcome you onto the board. The chair will answer any questions you may have and allocate you a mentor.

Meet the Headteacher

·          The Head of school will arrange a time, mutually convenient to you both, for you to have a tour of the school. The tour will give you an opportunity to see the school as a governor


Policies ·

Governor Information details 

Forms you are required to fill in as a new governor. Information gathered will be stored with the clerk and the relevant authorities where a statutory duty is being for filled.

Please supply identification to the administrator in school along with 2 references. An enhanced DBS check will be required for all governors to serve


  • Eligibility to Serve

Declaration of Eligibility Maintained Schools   

The Clerk will supply the below information

  •  Babcocks (form H)
  •  Edubase
  • Website -portfolio
Supporting Documents

You will find this information in the governor section of the website. Some formation is updated for every meeting and will be supplied to you 7 days before the meeting commences

  • ·         SIP
  • ·         Ofsted report
  • ·         Governance review
  • ·         Budget monitor
  • ·         Minutes to last meeting
  • ·         Governor action plans
  • ·         School Newsletter

·         Babcock support     

Babcocks will contact you once they receive your personnel information


·         New governor training

Course dates spring 2019

  • ·         Safeguarding and child protection training
  • ·         Prevent Online

See governor training

COVID Safegaurding appendix 2020


2020 Clyst Hydon admissions policy

2021 Clyst Hydon admissions policy

Accessibility-Plan CH

Aims values and Ethos

Attendance Policy

CH Behaviour-Principles

Capability Policy

CH Behaviour Policy

Behaviour policy – Covid-19 guidance

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Clyst Hydon Finance Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Disciplinary Policy

DPIA Policy

Drugs and Alcohol Misuse Policy

E Safety Acceptable Use Policy Guidance

E Safety Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equality Objectives Statement

Equality Policy

Exclusion Policy

First Aid Policy

Flexible working requests policy

Foundation Stage Policy

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Governor visits policy

Governors Allowance & Expenses Policy

Grievance Policy & Procedure

H&S & Security Policy

Habitual or Vexatious Complaints Policy

Home school agreement

Information Security Policy – DMF

Information Security Policy Template

Intimate Care Policy

Managing Information disclosed during employment

Managing of Allegations Against Staff Policy

Managing Unreasonable Behaviour Policy & Guidance

Maternity and Adoption Support Leave Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy

Volunteers in schools guidance

Teaching & Learning Policy

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Staff leave and absence policy

Social Media Use Policy

Sickness and Illness Policy

SEND Policy 2019

SEN Funding Evaluation tool

Security Incident Management Procedure

School Emergency Management Plan – Updated Oct 2020 (1)

Religious Education Policy

Redundancy Policy

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Reasonable Force to Control & Restrain Policy

Probationary Policy

Privacy Notice

Policy for Banning Parents from Site 

Pandemic influenza human res model policy

Outdoor Education Policy

Out of School Club Lone Working Policy

Maximising Attendance and Managing Sickness Absence Policy

Virtual attendance policy





2018-2019 Documents

An agenda will be sent out to all governors via email.  The agenda will be 7 days advance of the meeting and will be agreed by the chair, clerk and head of school.


Standing agenda items will be:

  • Attendance at the meeting (apologies recorded)
  • Conflicts of business interests
  • Minutes from the previous meeting
  • Clerk update (House keeping)
  • Head Report
  • SIP Update
  • Safeguarding – including a one minute guide
  • Finance
  • Governor Roles Update
  • Polices

Agenda 2020-2021

Agenda 22.09.2020

Agenda 2019-2020

Agenda_FGB 24 Sep 19

Agenda_FGB 19 Nov 19

Agenda_FGB 28.01.2020

Agenda_FGB 23.03.2020

Agenda Jul 21.07.20

Agenda 2018- 2019


Agenda 2017- 2018