01458 250735

Office: 08:45 - 3:30

Monday to Friday


The Governing Body at High Ham is made up of ten individual governors each bringing different perspectives. Our full board includes parents (2), staff (2), Somerset Council (1) and the Diocese of Bath and Wells (2). We can also co-opt up to three people from the wider community and benefit from their particular skills and experience. By working together, we aim to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for our school
  • Hold the Headteacher and senior leaders at the school to account for wellbeing, learning and performance of our children and staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent


Please contact the school office (office@highhamcofe.co.uk 01458250735) for more details about the work of the Governing Body, including the minutes of past meetings.

What do we do?

Our team of Governors is involved in all aspects of school life at High Ham. Each year we help to create the School Improvement Plan, review and approve a number of important school policies, set and monitor the annual budget and ensure our legal responsibilities are met for the wellbeing of the staff team, pupils, finances and premises.

How often do they meet?

The Governing Body meets regularly throughout the school year including meetings of various working groups and committees. This includes the Business Team and Business Team (Pay) Committees.

2022 and 2023 attendance list.
2021 and 2022 attendance list.

Who are they?

Our Governance Board contains a variety of Governors. Current list.

Health and Safety Statement of Intent:

High Ham Church of England Primary School will act positively to minimise the incidence of all workplace risks as required by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other associated legislation. All activities shall be carried out with the highest regard for the health and safety of all staff, pupils, visitors and the public at large. Our aim is excellence in health and safety, by means of continuous improvement of standards, systematically removing the causes of accidents/incidents and ill-health. Wherever possible, legal requirements should be regarded as the minimum standard to be achieved. The Board of Governors and Senior Management Team are committed to providing the financial and physical resources necessary to ensure that a high standard of health and safety is achieved. Within their areas of responsibility Governors will make provision from within their budgets for adequate resources to maintain and improve a healthy and safe working environment. People are our most valuable resource, and the safeguarding of human as well as other resources through health and safety is important, not only for its own sake, but also as a way of minimising costs.The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from all members of staff, pupils and visitors. The Health and Safety policy will be reviewed bi-annually or in the light of legislative or organisational changes.