The Governors of Nettlebed provide a critical role in the development of the school. The body is formed of four parent governors, one teacher governor, four co-opted governors and the Headteacher.

The governing body has 3 key responsibilities:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school

  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher

  • To hold the leadership of the school to account (is the school improving its educational performance? Is the budget being spent wisely?)

There are four full governor meetings each year. There are also two sub committees, Resources and Curriculum, which meet termly.  

Parent and Staff representatives are elected to the governing body. Oxfordshire Local Authority appoints our LA governors. Co-opted governors can be anyone and are recruited by the governing body (often members of the local community with skills sets or experience that the school could benefit from).

Governors carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent

  • Hearing appeals and grievances

  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline

  • Making sure the school environment is welcoming and safe

  • Setting and monitoring the school's policies

  • Appointing the Headteacher

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Curriculum and Resource meetings can viewed in a file, in the school Reception area. 


Nettlebed Community School

High Street


Henley On Thames



Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328


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