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Each school has a governing body that acts in a similar way to the board of a company, providing a strategic overview of the running of the school. The Governors support, encourage and challenge the Headteacher and staff.

Bishop Gilpin’s full governing body sets the remit and focus for the sub-committees. It meets twice a term to review the work of its sub-committees and evaluate the school’s overall effectiveness. The Headteacher presents a report at each meeting, commenting on the life of the school in general and on progress in relation to the targets in the school’s development plan.

Sub-committees and working parties meet 2-3 times a term to discuss issues in greater detail. This recognises that there are some issues, such as monitoring the school’s budget and finances, which will require greater time and scrutiny than can be given at the meetings of the full governing body. The current sub-committees are:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Finance
  • Premises
  • Admissions
  • Faith Group. 

You can email the Governors at chairofgovernors@bishopgilpin.org. 


Governor Code of Conduct

Please click on the link below to read the governor code of conduct.

PDF icon Governor Code of Conduct


Minutes from Governors' Meeting

To read the latest minutes of the governors' meetings, please click on the links below:

PDF icon Minutes from a virtual Governors' meeting 20 03 26

PDF icon Minutes from a Governors' meeting 20 02 13 

PDF icon Minutes from a Governors' meeting 19 12 12 

PDF icon Minutes from a Governors' meeting 19 10 17 

PDF icon Minutes from a Governors' meeting 19 07 11 

PDF icon Minutes from a Governors' meeting 19 05 23