Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s Governors and the work that we do.
Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help the school to set, reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out an annual strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Our legal duties include:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school, policies and objectives;
- Approving the school budget;
- Monitoring progress against the school’s budget and objectives;
- Appointing, challenging and supporting the Head teacher.
It is important to note that it is the Head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school – not Governors.
We meet twice a term as a Governing Board in the evenings. We also set up Committees to look at some issues in more detail. We have two Committees at the moment. The Head teacher and other key staff are members of these committees.
Progress and Policy Committee
This Committee meets half-termly. At our meetings, senior staff report to Governors on the progress that children are making including their attendance, and tell us about changes to the school curriculum. This committee also reviews and updates school policies.
Finance and Premises Committee
This Committee meets half-termly to keep an eye on the school finances.
Both committees report to the full Governing Board regularly.
There are several categories of governor appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community Governors, the Local Authority, Parents and staff. All Governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
This year’s Governing Board members (2016 – 2017) can be found in the document below.
We attend training sessions to keep us up to date with changes in schools and education, and to help us to do our jobs as well as we can. We also go into school to meet the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
If you wish to know more, please contact us via the School Office.