Orchard Way Primary School


The Governing Board is accountable to the SOLA Multi-Academy Trust which is in turn accountable to the Department of Education. SOLA is responsible for the money that has been delegated to the school.

The Local Governing Board oversees the running of the school and is also responsible for the standard of education the school provides. There are particular statutory responsibilities in relation to, for example, admissions, attendance and behaviour, curriculum, provision for children with special educational needs, premises, staffing, finance, complaints and inspections.

In essence, the conduct and overall management of the school is under the direction of the Governing Board. They work at the strategic level, the day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head of School, who reports to the Governing Board.

Governors Information 2022-2023

Register of Interest 2022-2023

Our Governing Board consists of:

  • The Head of School;
  • Up to 4 Governors who are parents and are directly elected by the parent body;
  • Up to 2 Governors who are employed by the academy and who are directly elected representatives of the staff;
  • Up to 7 Co-opted Governors;
  • Clerk to the Governing Body.

Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years. Parent Governors can complete their term even if their child leaves the School.

Governors also have particular responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Safeguarding
  • Disadvantaged and Recovery
  • Special Education Needs and Disabilities
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk 

Please click on the link below for the Governor Meeting Schedule:

We are required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to publish attendance details of Governors Meetings:

Orchard Way Primary School Local Governing Body Committee Meetings, 6:30pm

Meeting 1 - Thursday 29 September 2022

Meeting 2 - Thursday 1 December 2022

Meeting 3 - Thursday 26 January 2023

Meeting 4 - Thursday 16 March 2023

Meeting 5 - Thursday 11 May 2023 

Meeting 6 - Thursday 6 July 2023

OWPS Governors Attendance Record 2021-2022 

Please email the school office on officeowps@solamat.co.uk if you require agenda or minutes of any school governor meeting.