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



  • ·         Safeguarding and child protection training
  • ·         Prevent Online
  • New Governor Training through Babcock’s

See governor training

2020 Clyst Hydon admissions policy

2021 Clyst Hydon admissions policy

Polices to be reviewed 2022-2023

KCSIE_2021_September 2021

Governor visits policy

Clyst Hydon Finance Policy

Managing Unreasonable Behaviour Policy & Guidance

Social Media Use Policy

Reasonable Force to Control & Restrain Policy

Policy for Banning Parents from Site 

Outdoor Education Policy

Foundation Stage Policy

Accessibility-Plan CH

Disciplinary Policy

School Emergency Management Plan – Updated Oct 2020 (1)

CH Behaviour-Principles

CH Behaviour Policy

Behaviour policy – Covid-19 guidance

Aims values and Ethos

Intimate Care Policy

DPIA Policy

CH Child protection policy 2021-2022

Attendance Policy 2021- 2022

Charging and Remissions Policy 2021

Code of Conduct Policy

Complaints Policy & Procedure 2021

Habitual or Vexatious Complaints Policy

Data Protection Policy 2022

E Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy

Governors Allowance & Expenses Policy 2021

Grievance Policy & Procedure July 2020

H&S & Security Policy May 2021

Information Security Incident Management Policy

Information Security Policy 2022

Information Sharing Policy 2021-2022

Retention and Disposal Policy 2021

SEND Policy 2019

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Teachers’ Pay Policy 2020

Teaching & Learning Policy 2021

Whistle Blowing Policy

Policies to reviewed 2023-2024

Acceptable Behaviour Policy

Acceptable Use of Mobile Phones and Cameras Policy 2023

Anti-bullying and anti-cyber policy 2023

Capability Policy July 2020

Children in Care Policy

Confidentiality Policy 2023

Equality Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equality Objectives Statement

Pandemic influenza

Preventing Radicalisation Policy 2020

Redundancy Policy

Home school agreement

Volunteers in schools guidance

Probationary Policy

First Aid Policy May 2021

Policies to be reviewed 2024-2025

DBS Disclosure Policy

Flexible working

Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy 2024-2025 

Managing Sickness Absence Policy 01.11.19

Managing Information Disclosed During Employment Policy

Maternity & Adoption Support Leave Policy 2020

Maternity policy 2020

Probationary Policy

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Staff leave and absence policy 2021

Support Staff Appraisal Policy 2020 (1)


Drugs and Alcohol Misuse Policy






Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

SEN Funding Evaluation tool

Religious Education Policy

Privacy Notice