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Each school has a governing body that acts in a similar way to the board of a company, providing a strategic overview of the running of the school. The Governors support, encourage and challenge the Headteacher and staff.

Bishop Gilpin’s full governing body sets the remit and focus for the sub-committees. It meets twice a term to review the work of its sub-committees and evaluate the school’s overall effectiveness. The Headteacher presents a report at each meeting, commenting on the life of the school in general and on progress in relation to the targets in the school’s development plan.

Sub-committees and working parties meet 2-3 times a term to discuss issues in greater detail. This recognises that there are some issues, such as monitoring the school’s budget and finances, which will require greater time and scrutiny than can be given at the meetings of the full governing body. The current sub-committees are:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Finance
  • Premises
  • Admissions
  • Faith Group

You can email the Governors at chairofgovernors@bishopgilpin.org. 


Governor Code of Conduct

Please click on the link below to read the governor code of conduct.

PDF icon Governor Code of Conduct


Minutes from Governors' Meeting

To read the latest minutes of the governors' meetings, please click on the links below. Printed copies are available via the school office:

BG MGB Minutes 2023 07 11

BG MGB Minutes 2023 03 29

BG MGB Minutes 2022 12 07

BG MGB Minutes 2022 10 12

BG MGB Minutes 2022 07 06

 BG MGB Minutes 2022 02 02

BG MGB Minutes 2021 12 06

BG MGB Minutes 2021 10 20


Collecting and publishing Governing Board Diversity Data

The governors of Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School believe it is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.

The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.

Due to our relatively small governing board, we will not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.