Welcome to the Governors’ pages of our website and thank you for your interest in our School. The School Governors are volunteers who make a positive contribution to the School by giving their time, expertise and experience to help to shape the leadership and quality learning of the School. We work in partnership with the Headteacher and all staff to raise the educational achievement and attainment of all its pupils.
Governors come from all walks of life and offer a range of skills and expertise including areas such as management, premises and buildings, health and safety, special educational needs, parenting and much more! We welcome Governors who are interested, enthusiastic and committed.
The Governing Body contains nominated representatives from:
• The local community (elected by the Governing Body)
• The local authority (appointed by the local authority)
• Staff representatives including teaching and support staff (elected by school staff)
• Parent governors (elected by parents)
The Headteacher also sits on the Governing Body.
All Governors are elected to serve for a period of up to four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governing Body for a period of at least twelve months.
The Governing Body meets as a whole body at least once a term, and further meetings of sub-committees are also held at least once a term. Sub-committees include School Effectiveness and Resources. In addition to these meetings many governors are regular visitors to school and work with the children in many different ways.
The School Governors have responsibility for:
• Determining, monitoring and keeping under review, the policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.
• Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher and staff of the school in achieving the school’s aims and objectives
• Supporting the aims and objectives of the school and safeguarding the interests of the school and the students in the wider community
• Approving the school budget and reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
• Ensuring the school provides the best possible education for each of its pupils enabling them to reach the highest standards of achievement
• Acting as critical friends. This includes monitoring and evaluating the work of the school, offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. This will also include challenging and asking questions of the Headteacher.