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Meet the Governors

Southdale School External Report

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

School Governors are one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country. A school governor is often referred to as a ‘critical friend’. But what does a school governor do?

Essentially they are responsible, in collaboration with the head teacher, for managing the effective ness of the school. This means:

  • Strategic planning

  • Monitoring performance

  • School Priorities

  • Managing the budget

  • Review of progress

  • Selecting staff

  • Encouraging good links with the parents and community.

Even though governors are appointed from different parts of the wider school community, all governors have an equal vote in decision making. Being a modern school governor is a rewarding position, where you can be involved in making a positive difference to the future of young people.


You can contact Governors using the following email address:


Below are the  details of how our Governing body is structured.


Information website for Wakefield schools;



Chair's letter to parents

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings