Tubbenden Primary School

Local Governing Body Information

The Role of the Local Governing Body

Local School Governors form a Local Committee reporting to The Board of Trustees and make decisions about the strategic direction of Tubbenden Primary School.  

The Local Governing Body (LGB) meets at least twice per term as a whole group.  School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act collectively, not individually. The Governors are made up of parents, members of staff and co-opted Governors.

Governors - Information for 2023 - 24 

 Parent Governors:

  • Are appointed by the Trustees
  • Typically have a child in the School
  • Are elected by parents of children at the School
  • Serve for a period of four years.

LGB Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the Local Governing Body but they speak and act as individuals. They are not delegates or mouthpieces of parents and they do not vote for all parents in general. They have equal status and voting rights in the work of the Local Governing Body.

LGB Co-opted Governors:

  • Are approved by the Local Governing Body and appointed by the Trustees
  • Typically have a specific skill or expertise that will prove helpful to the Local Governing Body
  • Serve for a period of four years.

LGB Staff Governors: 

  • Must be employed by Tubbenden Primary School and are appointed by Trustees
  • Are elected by all staff employed by Tubbenden Primary School
  • Serve for a period of four years.


At present the Local Governing Body has the following committees:

  • The Pay Committee which is responsible for overseeing school appointments and pay decisions
  • The Local Governing Body has a Discipline Panel, a Complaints and Grievances Committee and an Appeals Panel that meet as required to hear cases relating to discipline within the school, complaints, or appeals from parents.

There are specific Local Governors also looking at and working on:

  • Safeguarding
  • Disadvantaged and Recovery
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Risk
  • Health and Safety

Please email the School Office on officetps@solamat.co.uk should you require a copy of the agenda or minutes of any Governor meeting.

If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body please either email the Chair of Governors, Mrs Becky Casey, at



address your correspondence to "The Chair of Governors, Tubbenden Primary School, Sandy Bury, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SD".  You may pass any correspondence to the School Office who will forward it to Mrs Becky Casey.

No Local Governing Body Member has any pecuniary or business interests which would be likely to lead to questions of bias in their relationship with the school. 

Governors Register of Interests 2023 - 24

Governor - Attendance 2023 - 24