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What We Do

Our Role as Trustees



As a Trustee (also known as a Governor) of Worth Primary School, you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school. We work together with the Headteacher, Senior Leaders and staff to create a happy learning environment which ensures outstanding learning and progress.


School Trustees have three main roles:


  • Trustees ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
    The Trustee Board helps to set long-term plans for the school, alongside the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Trustees hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
  • Trustees oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
    Trustees examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.


All Trustees are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check and complete some statutory training which will be provided at the school’s cost and most training will be carried out via an online learning platform.


Trustees need to be able to attend 6 full Trustee Board meetings in school (usually 1 every half term) and an annual planning meeting.


Meetings are held in school, usually on Wednesday, after school from 3.30pm.