Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS4 3JS

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Prince Bishop School

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The Governing Body of Prince Bishop School are new and are enthusiastic about ensuring all children in the school reach their full potential.

Having inherited some difficult issues which left the school in Special Measures as from September 2014, the latest HMI monitoring visit has recognised the progress made in all areas of the school, including the Governorship of the school.

The Governing Body have the ambition to ensure that Prince Bishop School will be Judged as 'Outstanding' within 5 years (2020).



As with all all community schools and community special schools, the number of different kinds of Governor has to adhere to statutory guidance and has to be controlled through an instument of Government.

As from 1 September 2015, the Governing Body at Prince Bishop School consists of: 2 x parent governors; 2 x staff governors (including the Head Teacher),   1 x Local Authority governor and 6 co-opted governors.

Governors Log in Page


Current Membership and Attendance

Governing Body membership and attendance

Committee Structure and Remits

The Governing Body of Prince Bishop School has four committees that have clearly defined remits, all of which report to the Full Governing Body. 

Those committees are:

  • Finance and Resources Committee (Leadership and Management, Pupil Behaviour and Safety)
  • Raising Achievement Committee (The Curriculum, Quality of Teaching Pupil Progress and Achievement)
  • Complaints/Appeals Committee
  • Head Teacher Appraisal  

Click here to view the remit of each Committee.


Committee Membership & Governor Link ResponsibilitiesGovernor committees and responsibilities

Interest and Loyalties

As from September 2015 all Governors have to declare and publish any business interests, other interests or other loyalties which may conflict with their role as Governor of Prince Bishop School.

Jeff Watson:             Coopted Governor, Holmwood Primary School, Middlesbrough
Mike Carr:                 Elected Member Middlesbrough Council;  Governor, Outwood Academy, Middlesbrough Alf Illingworth:         C0opted  Governor, Marton Manner Primary School, Middlesbrough.


Governing Body Meetings  - 2015-16

7 September 2015 - Finance and Resources Committee
12 October 2015 - Full Governing Body
19 October 2015 - Finance and Resources Committee
7 December 2015 - Full Governing Body
25 January 2016 Finance and Resources Committee
1 February 2016 - Raising Achievement
7 March 2016 - Full Governing Body (awaiting formal approval on 5 July)
9 May 2016 Finance and Resources Committee
16 May 2016 - Raising Achievement
5 July 2016 - Full Governing Body

Note: copies of minutes will only be uploaded once they have been approved. This is normally at the following meeting. Hard copies of approved minutes and documents can be requested from the school.


Role of the Governing Body

Governors at Prince Bishop School appoint the Head Teacher, plan the school's future direction making decisions on the school's budget and staffing and ensure the Head Teacher together with the Senior Leadership Team run the school efficiently and effectively.

They make sure the National Curriculum is taught and that the school provides for all its pupils, all of whom have Special Educational Needs.

Governors also ensure the school encourages pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development and that all pupils are taught British Values and Citizenship.


Vacancy for Parent Governor

Do you want to become a parent Governor and help your child's school to become an outstanding school if so, please complete and submit the following form.


Parent Governor

Apply to be a parent Governor


Become a Governor at another Middlesbrough School

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at another school / academy in Middlesbrough and would like any further information about current vacancies, please contact Richard Painter, Governor Recruitment, Retention and Information Officer on 01642 201985 or e-mail