Governors have three main roles:

The Strategic Role
  • Having a vision for the school
  • Developing aims for the school
  • Forward planning so that all pupils can achieve the very best they can
The 'Critical Friend' Role
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school's work
  • Visiting the school
  • Ensuring that all meetings are effective by preparing questions and being well read on information given prior to meetings
The Accountability Role
  • Reporting on progress
  • Reciprocal accountability between school leaders and governors
  • The accountability to parents and the community they serve

School Governors make important collective decisions and are answerable to the parents and the community.

Victoria Primary School Local Governing Body

Our Local Governing Body is a sub-committee of the Nova Education Trust Board of Directors. The members are:

Position Name
Chair of Governors Mrs SJ Latus
Head of School Mr R Gray
Staff Member Ms S Gigg
Staff Member Mr B Pickering
Community member Mr R Henderson
Community member Cllr N Heaton
Community member vacant
Parent Ms J Kovarova


Member Area of responsibility
Mrs SJ Latus Leadership and Outcomes (inc. Pupil Premium)
Mr R Henderson Vulnerable Groups (inc. Safeguarding, Special Needs, LAC)
Cllr N Heaton Quality of Education (inc. Curriculum)
Ms J Kovarova Business Administration (inc. Finance, Health and Safety)
Ms S Gigg Behaviours, Attitudes and Personal Development
Mr B Pickering Early Years
tbc Governor Training and Development

Attendance at Meetings

Name of Governor 22/09/2020 09/12/2020 21/04/2021 30/06/2021
Sarah-Jane Latus Y Y Y
Richard Henderson Y N N
Cllr Nicola Heaton Y Y N
Jana Kovarova Y Y Y
Lorraine Whistler Y Y N/A
Anna Froggatt Y Y N/A
Sarah Gigg N/A N/A Y
Ben Pickering N/A N/A Y

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