Lady Elizabeth Hastings

Lady Elizabeth Hastings

CE VA Primary School

  1. Church School
  2. Ethos and Curriculum Governors (Church Governors)

Governors Church Group


Before September 2019 this governors committee was known as the The Church Governors’ Committee which is appointed annually at the first full Governors’ meeting.

The committee includes the Headteacher, the priest in charge of the parish of Ledsham with Fairburn, and the church foundation governors, of whom there will normally be three.

The committee meets no less than once a term. The chair is elected by the committee members at the first meeting of the year. The quorum for committee meetings is  three, one of whom must be the head teacher. If the chair is not present at any meeting, the remaining members at the meeting will elect a chair for that meeting.

Committee members are given a month’s notice of the time and date of any meeting of the committee, except where in the opinion of the chair and the Headteacher that there is urgent necessity to hold a meeting sooner or if a meeting is re-scheduled.

The clerk to the governors will normally be present at these meetings and will take minutes.


The main function of the committee is to support and advise the Head Teacher and Governing Body on matters relating to the distinctiveness and effectiveness of Lady Elizabeth Hastings School as a church school and the impact this has on the curriculum, children and the whole school community. In particular:

  • The relationship between the school and the church.
  • The relationship between the school and the wider community.
  • The impact of worship on the school community.
  • The relationship between the schools vision and the curriculum.
  • The effectiveness of Religious Education.
  • The impact of Christian values on the school community.
  • The impact of Christian values on children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • The way in which the Christian character of the school is monitored and evaluated.
  • The way in which the school makes provision for its future leadership as a church school.
  • To prepare and respond to current guidance of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.
  • To make recommendations to the governing body on relevant matters.

Terms of Reference