William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX

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Further information can be found below.

Please see the guidance documents, links below, which inform the role of our governing body and which might be of interest if you are considering becoming a governor at William Patten.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at William Patten, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

Governors’ terms explained

Associate member – a person who is appointed by the governing body as a member of a committee established by it, but who is not a governor

Clerk to the governing body – a person appointed to carry out administrative duties for the governing body such as preparing an agenda, minuting meetings and dealing with correspondence. Advises the governing body on legal and procedural matters.

Community governor – a person appointed as a governor, who lives or works in the community served by the school or, in the opinion of the governing body, a person who is committed to the good government and success of the school

Community school – a state school in England and Wales which is wholly owned and maintained by the LEA

Ex-officio governor – someone who is automatically a governor/able to attend meetings by virtue of the office they hold e.g. headteacher, parish priest, vicar. i.e. the position of governor comes with the job

GovernorLine – GovernorLine is the professional helpline offering email and telephone support across all aspects of school life, to school governors, clerks and individuals involved directly in school governance in England. Tel. Freephone 08000 722 181

GovernorNet – a website providing up-to-date information on all aspects of school governance.

HASGA – Hackney Association of School Governors

Local authority governor – a person appointed as a governor by the local authority (Hackney)

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) – the body which arranges and sets standards for school inspections

Parent governor – a parent elected by other parents of children at a school to serve on the governing body

Staff governors – people working at the school who are elected as a governor by their colleagues (people who are paid to work at the school)