Welcome to the Governors’ page.
All schools have a governing body which is a group of people elected from the parent body, the local authority, members of the church (if a school is a Church school) and members of staff. In addition the school can also appoint its own community governors. The membershhip of the governing body uses their combined skills and expereince to assist the headtacher run the school efficiently. A governor is a ‘critical friend’ to the school.
The Role of the Governing Body
The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such it will:
a) provide a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agrees the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets, offer support when setting yearly budgets and advise on staffing structures.
b) monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress toward targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.
c) sign off the self evaluation process and respond to advice from the school improvement service and Ofsted reports, as necessary. In addition the Governing Body will hold the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents and all other stakeholders are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.
In order to do this governors need to gain knowledge on how the school operates by attending training, attending regular metings and getting to know the school community through visiting the school during the day.
Governing bodies are required to meet, in full, a minimum of three times a year. In addition all governors are required to sit on a sub committee where they may uses their specific skills. Governors will arrange to visit the school to address specific issues realting to health and saftey , finance, special eduacatinal needs, child protection. Thre is also a link governor for each curriculum subject the the governor will meet regularly with the subject co-ordinator.
All governors are elected for a four year term of office.