Governance Welcome 


Welcome, my name is Sue Gardner and I am the Chair of Governors at Priors Hall – A Learning Community.

Governors are all volunteers. We are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. We strive to promote school improvement and support the leaders and the staff of the school in their work.

The role of Priors Hall Local Governing Body is crucial in driving continuous school development and particularly focuses on ensuring the strategic direction, educational progress, safety and community engagement of all within our school community.

It is made up of representatives from Parents, Staff and the Community. We bring our experience and knowledge from outside of education. We attend training provided by the Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) Trust to expand and develop our knowledge of all aspects of education to enable us to fully support Priors Hall Primary School. We visit the classrooms to increase our understanding of how children learn. Each Governor holds a particular link role that allows focus in that area.

The Local Governing Body is accountable to the Board of Trustees of IFtL for the way our school is run and as such, are part of a wider governance structure of IFtL.  Details of this wider structure are available at IFtL’s governance page.

Whilst Governors form part of the strategic leadership of the school, we are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school; our Headteacher and senior school leaders are responsible for the internal organisation and management.

Being a governor is an exciting role that delivers real impact within our community and for all children. It is a role of which we are proud.

To contact the Governors directly, kindly use the contact us page.

Please note that we are in the process of updating our register of interest.