The Governing Body is here to help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils.
There are three main areas of responsibility in the role of the school governors:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
In order to undertake this we share responsibilities between the members and meet in small committees:
- Pupil Progress – monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
- Wider Curriculum – ensuring a rich and inclusive curriculum
- Teaching Standards – supporting the headteacher and staff as well as challenging their expectations
- Finance – ensuring accountability for spending decisions
The Full Governing Body meets 5 times a year. Governors visit the school regularly to observe and take part in school activities, and are able to receive training to improve their skills. It is a very rewarding role.
The Headteacher can automatically take up her place.
Staff Governors are voted in by the other staff at the school.
Parent Governors are voted in by other parents.
LEA Governors were, prior to 1 September 2015, appointed by the Local Authority. LEA Governors are now appointed by the school.
Co-opted governors are appointed by the whole governing body. Governors all have a four year term of office.