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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 Emma Gregory - Chair of Governors 2019


School Governance


The governing body is the schools accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school. The governing body is therefore responsible for establishing the strategic vision & aims, target setting and financial budget.


Although school governors can be best likened to the role of non-executive directors of a public company, they work as a team with the head teachers to support them in raising the standards of the school and acting as the 'critical friend'.


In addition to promoting high standards of education the governing body also appoints the head teacher(s).


For more information on school governors in Buckinghamshire click here



Ashmead Combined School – Governing Body


The school governing body is currently made up of 10 members with full and equal voting rights.

The term of office for a School Governor is 4 years, there is no upper limit on the number of terms a school governor can serve at Ashmead.

It should be noted that all school governors at Ashmead School are regularly Government DBS checked
(formerly called CRB checks). 


The Governing Body meets as follows:-

  •  Four termly meetings
  1. Full Governing Board Meeting  (Clerked with LA agenda) 
  2. Full Governing Board Meeting (Clerked) 
  3. Finance, Pay Review, Premises, Health & Safety Committee Meeting 
  4. Curriculum Committee Meeting 


This has enabled the Governing Body to separately focus on :

  • Statuary Duties
  • Financial Stewardship, Health and Safety
  • Teaching, Learning and Data


Please note that: Minutes of Meetings are a matter of public record and copies of which can be inspected at the school office or the additional information links below


A pecuniary interest register is also maintained for all governors which can also be inspected at the school office, a summary is available from the additional information links below.




Governing Body Statutory Procedural Documents


Listed below are the required procedural documents for Ashmead School Governing Body





Leadership of the School is currently judged to be GOOD by Ofsted with it’s view of the Governing Body of Ashmead Combined School
(April 2019 Inspection) :

Governors use their knowledge and expertise to good effect and have a positive impact on school improvement. They support and challenge leaders by asking pertinent questions about teaching, learning and pupils’ progress.


(Ofsted, Crown Copyright, September 2019)




The school Governing Body also currently has a number of vacancies, especially parent governors, if you are interested in joining then please contact the school via the school office.


Ashmead Combined School – Governing Body – July 2018