Governance of local state schools - Canford and Merley First School, Wimborne

Partner: Merley First School, Merley, Wimborne (1)
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Governance


 Several members of the Canford staff are governors at local state schools. In the last year these have included:

The Bourne Academy (4 present staff); St Peter's School, Bournemouth; Merley First School (two present staff); Hampreston First School and Beaucroft School.

Background and goals

Staff are volunteer governors (parent governors or co-opted for their educational experience).

Frequency and duration

Schools vary as to how often governors meet, but all meet at least three times a year as a governing body; and most are involved elsewhere on sub-committees or as visitors to the school.