Great Wood School Governors. The school governing body consists of 16 volunteers. The current constitution is made up of one governor elected by the local authority (L), three parent governors elected by the parents of pupils at the school (P), one staff governor elected by the staff at the school (S), ten co-opted governors elected by the Governing Body (C) and the school headteacher (H). The aim of the constituent design was to give flexibility to the governors to create a governing body where there is a range of skills and experiences that will challenge and support the school leadership to maximise standards and development. When co-opting governors, the results of a skills audit is considered along with any danger of an imbalance from anyone group (e.g. those with an education background, parents, direct relationship with the school.)
All governors are elected to serve for four years before they have to apply for re-election.