Withernsea High School

Withernsea High School

Inspiring confident young people to thrive in a changing world

About the Governing Body

About the Governing Body

The governing body provides strategic leadership and accountability. It has 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


These key are functions are delivered through five focussed committees. These are:

  • Finance and Premises Committee

  •  Progress Committee

  •  Curriculum and Quality Assurance Committee

  •  Personnel Committee

  •  Pay Committee

There are four different categories of Governor at Withernsea High School:

Co-opted: Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people, who in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  

Local Authority: Local Authority Governors are nominated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council but appointed by the governing body.

Staff: Both teaching and support staff are eligible to be Staff Governors. Their role will not be to represent staff but to operate as part of the governing body to provide strategic leadership and to hold the Headteacher to account.

Parent: Parent Governors are elected by other parents/carers of students at the school. Any parent, which includes a person with parental responsibility, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand. When vacancies arise, the Headteacher will write to parents/carers to seek nominations.


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