On behalf of the Governors of Christchurch Infant School, I would like to welcome all users of this website, be they parents or prospective parents interested in finding out how we help towards the successful running of our school.


We hope that the pictures and information shown throughout this website will help users see not just how much we value academic achievement, but also how much all of the children are encouraged to achieve their potential and how happy, safe and secure they are in the school environment. The hard work and dedication of all staff make this possible and the Governors take great pride in being part of such a successful team.


I hope you enjoy our website and find it an accurate reflection of daily life in a busy, successful and happy school!


Mrs J. Parker


Governor's Responsibilities


The school governors have a legal responsibility for the overall management of the school and are actively involved in school life in many ways. They meet approximately twice a term and work together with the staff in:


  • managing the schools budget
  • agreeing the schools curriculum
  • overseeing the school premises
  • deciding on staffing levels
  • meeting our statutory duties


All governor meetings are open to any parent as an observer; contact the school office if you wish to attend.


The governing body acts collectively and currently comprises 12 people including the Head teacher. There are different types of governor and they are appointed in various ways:


  • Head teacher.
  • Parent governors (3) - have or have had children at the school and are elected by other parents.
  • Local Authority governors (1) - appointed by the  Borough or County Council.
  • Co-opted governors (6) - elected by the governing body from the local community for their particular skills, knowledge or experience.
  • Staff governors - (1) elected members of school staff in addition to the Head teacher.


The minutes of the governors meetings are in the school office for anyone to read and ncopies of governors policies are available on request. Mrs Johnson is our clerk to the governors.


The work of the governing body  is broken down into 3 committies. These are:


  • Teaching
  • Learning and Curriculum
  • Resources


These committees normally meet once a term or on demand if an extraordinary topic needs discussing.


If you are interested in becoming a school governor in the future, contact the Head teacher or Chair of Governors via the school office.


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Updated 20/04/2018







Christchurch Infant School

Headteacher: Mr Duncan Baxter

Addiscombe Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2AE


Tel 01202 485851   |   Fax 01202 479149

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