Otley and Witnesham Primary Schools are federated under a shared head teacher and a single governing body.


The Governing Body oversees the strategic direction of both schools, and is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds who are elected or co-opted onto the governing body, and are representative of parents, staff and the local community. The three core functions of a governing body are:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


The Role of Our Governing Body' document, which can be found on the button below, provides more detail.



If you are interested in becoming a school governor, and would like more information, please contact the Headteacher to find out about any vacancies and ask for a governor's information pack.


Our Governors

Please click on the links below to find out more about our governors and their roles and responsibilities.





Our Meetings

Full Governing Body meetings are held at least once each term, and there are additional sub-committees meetings.





The following link provides details of the terms of reference for our sub-committees.




Contacting Us

For school operational issues please talk to the school office.


For specific concerns about your child's education or their class please talk to the class teacher in the first instance and then the headteacher.


If you would like to contact the governing body, then please either speak to someone in the school office, or email [email protected].

The Role of our Governing Body Meet our Governors Roles and Responsibilities Terms of reference Full Governors Meeting Attendance 2018-2019 Sub Meeting Committee Attendance 2018-2019 Full Governors Meeting Attendance 2019-2020 Sub Meeting Committee Attendance 2019-2020