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Where do they come from? (How are they chosen?)

St Luke's School Governors are made up from different groups:

  • Staff members: They are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues - representing the staff and the school children.

  • Parent governors: They have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school. (although they don't have to be 'parents' – they can be grandparents or guardians or even people who have a relationship with the school children.) - These represent the children of the school.

  • Foundation governors: These are appointed by the school's 'founding body', Our Church – We have some appointed by St Luke's CE Church and some directly from Greater Manchester diocese.

  • Local Authority governors; These are nominated by the local authority, - We are currently awaiting a new member in this role.

  • Associate members: are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body. These members give us extra experience and skills on our board.

  • Co-opted governors: These are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they have particular skills/experience which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.