Blenheim Primary School, Leeds


What does the Governing Body do?

As Governors, we are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures.  Our role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

Our main functions are to:

  • Help set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Help to ensure our policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support. 

The Governing Body structure comprises of:

  • 1 LEA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 5 Co-opted Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors

Total = 12 Governors

The name of the body entitled to appoint foundation governors is
The Lantern Learning Trust (Inner City North, Leeds)

 The school has a trust entitled The Lantern Learning Trust (Inner City North, Leeds)

 The term of office of governors is to be 4 years


Governors' Details 

The following details for each governor and associate member will be published on the school's website and will be available on the DfE's national governor database Educbase:

  • Name
  • Category of governor and the body responsible for appointing them
  • Date of appointment
  • Term of Office
  • Date when stepped down (where applicable within the last 12 months)
  • Names of committees the governor serves on and roles/responsibilities on the board
  • relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests)
  • Attendance record at governing board and committee meetings over the last year



If you wish to contact any of the school governors then please contact the schools main office. 



We currently are looking for more parents to be Governors to sit on the Governing Board of the school. No special qualifications are needed other than a commitment to the school and some time to spare. The bringing together of governors from a wide range of interest groups in itself provides a wide range of skills that can benefit the school.

If you are interested then becoming a Parent Governor then please enquire at the school office for further details.

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