Why do we have Governors?

The Government has stated that 'the governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement' (quote from the 2002 Education Act).

In summary, the three main roles of any governing body are:

  • to take a largely strategic role in the running of the school.
  • to act as a critical friend to the school.
  • to ensure accountability of the governing body to parents and the headteacher to the governing body.

This means that a governing body:

  • acts as a friend/support/help to the school and particularly the headteacher.
  • acts as a representative for parents, staff and members of the community.
  • takes a long term view of developments in school.
  • challenges the headteacher and school leadership team by asking questions.

QEHS Governing Body

Click here for  Governors' Committee Membership 2020-2021

The governing body at QEHS has a number of full governors who are supported by student governors and the school's leadership team. A full breakdown is shown below:

Composition of the

Governing Body


Parent Governors


Local Authority Governor


Staff Governor




Co-opted Governors




Student Governors


School Governance Document 2019-20

Governor Attendance 2019-20

Governor Attendance 2018-19 - Term 6

How to contact the Governors

If you would like to give Governors feedback about the strategic running of the school, please contact the School Office on

Please note: Governors do not involve themselves in day-to-day issues as these are dealt with by the Headteacher and/or Leadership Team.