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

  1. Anti-bullying-Policy
  2. 2020 Clyst Hydon admissions policy (2)
  3. CH Employee Code of Ethical Conduct
  4. CH equality-objectives action plan
  5. CH Code of Conduct for School Employees
  6. Out of School Club Lone Working Policy
  7. Clyst Hydon Offsite Visits Policy
  8. CH Behaviour Policy Dec 18
  9. Behaviour-Principles
  10. CH Data Protection Policy
  11. Clyst Hydon Business Continuity Plan – Copy
  12. e-safety-charter 2017
  13. E-Safety Policy
  14. privacy-notice-statement-sept-2014-7
  15. Sex and Relationship Policy 2019-2020
  16. capability-policy-2017-2019-PDF
  17. Child-Protection-Safeguarding-Policy-2018-2019
  18. Clyst Hydon-Equality-Policy-2017-2020-pdf
  19. CH complaints procedure 2019 (1)
  20. policy for managing serial and unreasonable complaints (1)
  21. Disciplinary-policy-and-procedure-2017-PDf
  22. Whistle Blowing Policy
  23. CH_Finance Policy_2019
  24. grievance-policy-Sept-2017
  25. H&S & Security Policy 2018
  26. Model School Charging-Remissions-Policy
  27. Pay-Policy-September-2017-PDF
  28. Teachers Appraisal –
  29. Template Report and Plan Teachers Appraisal
  30. Support Staff Appraisal
  31. SEND Policy 2018-2019
  32. Clyst-Hydon-SEND-Information-Report-2018-19
  33. Governor_model_expenses_policy 2018-2019
  34. Aims values and Ethos 2018-2019
  35. Privacy statement governing board 2018-2020
  36. Attendance Policy CH
  37. prevent policy CH (1)
  38. Home school agreement 2019
  39. Accessibility-Plan CH Jan 19
  40. Redundancy-policy-Autumn 2017-2021 PD
  41.  Conduct Policy for schools 2019-2022
  42. Exclusion-policy
  43. Supporting Children with Medical Conditions
  44. freedom-of-information-policy-2019


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. Each agenda will contain a front page stating stating the Visions Statement and Aims for that academic year.


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
  • Governor Roles Update
  • Polices


Agenda 2018- 2019


Agenda 2017- 2018