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 2023-2024

2021_January_COVID_policy_appendix 3

accessibility-plan 2022

Acceptable Use of Mobile Phones and Cameras Policy 2023

Aims values and Ethos 2020-2021

Anti-bullying and anti-cyber policy 2023

Behaviour policy – Covid-19 guidance V2 21.5.2020

Capability Policy July 2020

Charging and Remissions Policy 2021

CH Child protction policy 2021-2022

CH Model Pay Policy 2021

 CH-Behaviour-Policy-March 2022

Children in Care Policy

Clyst Hydon Finance Policy

Confidentiality Policy 2023

Data Protection Policy 2022

E Safety Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equality Objectives Statement (1)

Equality Policy

First Aid Policy May 2021

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Governors Allowance & Expenses Policy 2021

Grievance Policy & Procedure July 2020

Home school agreement 2019

Information Security Incident Management Policy

Information Security Policy 2022

Information Sharing Policy 2021-2022

Intimate Care Policy

Model_CP_and_Safeguarding_Policy_SEPT_2021 (2)

Pandemic influenza

Preventing Radicalisation Policy 2020

Privacy notice Redundancy Policy

Retention and Disposal Policy 2021

Teaching & Learning Policy 2021

Virtual attendance policy

Volunteers in schools guidance

Work Experience Policy

Policies to reviewed 2024-2025

Acceptable Behaviour Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Complaints Policy & Procedure 2021

DBS Disclosure Policy Disciplinary Policy

DPIA Policy 2019

Drugs and Alcohol Misuse Policy – June 2019 – Copy

Exclusion Policy

Flexible working

Foundation Stage Policy – June 2019

Governor visits policy


Habitual or Vexatious Complaints Policy

H&S and Wellbeing Policy

Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy 2024-2025 – Copy

Managing Information Disclosed During Employment Policy – Copy

Managing Sickness Absence Policy 01.11.19 – Copy

Managing Unreasonable Behaviour Policy & Guidance – Copy

Maternity & Adoption Support Leave Policy 2020 – Copy

Maternity policy 2020

Maximising Attendance & Managing Sickness DCC Guidance 2021

Policy for Banning Parents from Site – July 2019

Privacy Notice – Copplestone Primary School

Probationary Policy

Reasonable Force to Control & Restrain Policy – June 2019

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Retention and Disposal Policy 2021

Social Media Use Policy

Staff leave and absence policy 2021

Support Staff Appraisal Policy 2020 (1)

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy July 2021


Management of Outdoor Ed

Policies to be reviewed 2025-2026

Attendance Policy 2021- 2022

Whistle Blowing Policy

Additional polices an information

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

SEN Funding Evaluation tool

Religious Education Policy









2018-2019 Documents

An agenda will be sent out to all governors via email.  The agenda will be 14 days advance of the meeting and will be agreed by the chair, clerk and head of school.

 CH Annual Agenda Planner 

Standing agenda items will be:

  • Attendance at the meeting (apologies recorded)
  • Conflicts of business interests
  • Chairs Welcome/Update/report
  • Minutes from the previous meeting
  • Clerk update (House keeping)
  • Head Report (verbal or written)
    1.  Attendance
    2. Numbers on roll
    3. Staffing updates
    4. Monitoring sessions
    5. Performance data
  • SIP Update
  • Wellbeing across the whole school
  • Governor Roles Update
    1. Finance
    2. Safeguarding – including a one minute guide
    3. SEND
    4. Health and Safety
  • Policy approval
  • Impact statement