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Who’s Who In My Child’s Primary School?

Your child’s school will be run by a governing body. Governors have responsibility for the overall policies of the school. The board of governors of a state-maintained school is made up of representatives from: the local authority (appointed by the authority); parents (chosen by parents); school staff (chosen by the staff); the head teacher and – sometimes – community members (appointed by the school).

The head teacher is in charge of the day-to-day running of the school, helped by a deputy head teacher. Form/class teachers teach your child on a daily basis. There will probably also be a school secretary, receptionist, caretaker, nurse and learning assistants. Some teachers might come in specially to teach certain lessons such as music or art.