Category: Governance

The Governing Board at Clyst Hydon Primary School is a team of staff, parents and skilled professionals, who all work together with the Head of School ensuring pupils

“Love Learning, Love Life!”

The Governing Board has 3 core functions

  • Ensuring clarify of vision, ethos and strategic direction at Clyst Hydon Primary School
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

This is achieved by the board holding a least four meetings in an academic year; usually once every half term.

The Governing Board ensures it creates an environment which enables it to recruit and retain effective governors and encourages the participation of all groups and sections of the community. Each governor is appointed for a 4-year term of office.

The membership of the board consists of:

  • Head Teacher
  • Local Authority Governor
  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governor
  • Co-opted Governors
  • Foundation Governors

The governors have agreed and appointed Lead Governors to take responsibility for specific areas across the school.  Their responsibilities are defined in the Terms of Reference for the Governing Board and they routinely report back to the full governor board meetings.

 The lead roles are:    

  • Finance Governor.
  • Safeguarding Governor.
  • Health and Safety Governor
  • SEND Governor
  • Whistle blowing Governor

Meetings are held at Clyst Hydon School twice a term. Once approved the minutes can be requested by emailing the Clerk on

Register of Business Interests

This included the category of each governor, their term of office and the role they have been appointed for.

Terms of Reference 

Terms of Reference for the Full Governing Board and Roles and responsibilities of the lead governors are outlined in the documents below

Terms of reference for the Governing Board 2021-2022

Attendance register 

Attendance register of  governors at meetings

Code of Conduct for the Governing Board

This is a contract all Governors sign at the beginning of each academic year

Our Aims, Ethos and Vision at Clyst Hydon Primary School

Our Governors

The Governing Body at Clyst Hydon Primary School are all very committed to ensuring parents are kept informed as much as possible by:

  • Publishing the Full Governing Board minutes once approved
  • Newsletter once a term

Full Governing Board Minutes are listed below

2017-2018 FGB Minutes

2018-2019 FGB Minutes

Correspondents from Governors to Parents 

Govs letter to parents December 2018

Governor newsletter July 2017

Governor newsletter May 2017


Post Ofsted 2017 letter to parents


Parent Forum Minutes 

Parent Forum Minutes Feb 2019