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Welcome to the Pirbright Governing Body! We are not inspectors and we don’t make decisions about teaching and learning, that is a job for the professionals. But we do act as critical friends to the school, checking and challenging the decisions made, holding the leadership team to account, trying to ensure that all our children are getting the best possible education the school can give them.  Governors hold the school to account for the progress children make in their learning through national and school assessments, going through the results in great detail.  We also spend time in school, talking with children and staff, matching the plans and the reports with what we see actually happening.  Walking around the school, we see the quality of children’s work and the independence they develop as they work.  We also see the many ways in which children are taught to take responsibility for their behaviour, their belongings (always a work in progress!) and their interactions with others.  


When there are very big decisions to be made, the Local Governing Body (LGB) represents the interests of the school, and not only the current staff and pupils but also thinking also about the children and the community we will serve in years to come. This includes having representation on the Learning Partners Trust Governing Committee alongside more local decisions in the school. Details of the Learning Partners Governors can be found here 


If you would be interested in joining the Pirbright Governors, please email the Chair of Governors, Julia Douetil at or for further information.   

The Role of a School Governor

Details of the Local Governing Body


Meeting dates of the Local Governing Body 2021 - 2022


The Local Governing Body meets twice a term.  These are open meetings to which parents and carers are most welcome.  


The meetings for the 2021 - 2022 academic year are as follows:


Autumn 1         Thursday 8th Sept – 7pm in school

Autumn 2         Monday 10th October  7pm in school

Autumn 3         Thursday 15th December – 8am in school

Spring 1           Wednesday 8th February – 8am in school

Spring 2           Monday 27th March – 7pm in school

Summer 1        Thursday 18th May – 8am in school
Summer 2        Monday 10th July – 7pm in school


All meetings are planned to be held at school. Governors may join by MS Teams if necessary.

If you would like to join any of these meetings, please email at least one week beforehand so that we may prepare you to be fully briefed prior to the session.


Please feel free to contact us at any time with any queries you have, or points you’d like to raise.  You can reach us via email: or write to us using the school's address. 


Julia Douetil - Chair of Governors 

C/o Pirbright Village Primary School 

School Lane



Gu24 0JN  


We look forward to welcoming you, or hearing from you.

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