The role of the governors


School governors and trustees are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors and trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils 
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.


Manifold Church of England's Governing Body.

The governing body are firm believers that ‘every child matters’ and therefore believe that all individuals should be cherished and nurtured. Pivotal to this belief, we want every child to enjoy and thrive during their time at Manifold Church of England Academy, while making progress and achieving to the best of his/her ability.

The governors can be contacted via the school office. Any correspondence should be clearly addressed to either:

The Chair of the Governing Body or The Governing Body c/o Manifold Church of England Academy. Please note - letters addressed to governors will not be opened by school staff.

Further information about Manifold's governance can be found by clicking the following link;