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 Head Teacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and 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 (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SIP sets out a 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 strategic direction, policies and objectives
- Approving the school budget
- Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
- Appointing, challenging and supporting the Head Teacher
Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets. The Full Governing Body meets at least once every term. Currently all governors also attend two committee meetings on a termly basis; Curriculum, Attainment and Achievement and Finance, Buildings and General Purposes.
- Finance, Premises and Resources.
- Recruitment and Personnel.
- Standards and Teaching and Learning.
There are also named governors with responsibility for safeguarding, community and transition and health and safety. Termly meetings are held between the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors to discuss school matters and monitor aspects of school, such as the budget. All governors are kept well informed about the leadership of the school and are consulted about key strategic decisions, where appropriate. All of our governors sign and adhere to the Local Authority code-of-conduct-september-2015
Full details of our governors roles and responsibilities along with a declaration of any interests can be found in this report Governors-role 2015 / 2016.
We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.