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Our Governors

The Governing Board of Castlewood are a group of volunteers who give their time and skills to ensure the school delivers its vision: that all children become ‘World Ready.'


We work as a team and act as a ‘true friend’ to support, encourage and challenge. Whilst the responsibility of the day to day running of Castlewood is with Mrs A-B and her staff, governors perform a strategic role to ensure that Castlewood continues to develop and grow within the community. 


Our team is made up of members of the local community and includes a broad range of skills, in order for us to operate as effectively as possible. We have parents, teachers, grandparents and others from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. Each one offering their key talents and attributes to the board.


Our core functions are:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and it's pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure money is well spent.


We have full board and committee meetings throughout the year. The Resources Committee covers finance, premises, health and safety, safeguarding and staffing. The Standards & Safeguarding Committee covers how pupils are kept safe, the school curriculum, target setting and monitoring of the school improvement plan. 


We also make regular visits to the school, allowing us to see the wonderful children and staff, and to monitor key areas. Recent focus has been on Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision, wellbeing of our pupils and staff and maintaining our standards with reduced funding.


We don't just sit in meetings! We are proactively involved in the life of the school, so we assist with events such as The Blackberry Fair in the Autumn Term, supporting the staff at new parent induction events, attending school trips and celebrating special events such as Easter and Christmas.


We can be contacted on:

Governing Body of Castlewood School

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