Governance of local state schools - Canford and The Bourne Academy

Partner: The Bourne Academy, Bournemouth (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

Canford are the sole sponsors of The Bourne Academy, so provide the majority of governors. In all other cases, staff are volunteer governors (parent governors or co-opted for their educational experience).


About a dozen teaching staff are governors.

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.