Our team of governors are all volunteers, parents, school staff and people from our community with a range of experience and expertise who have an interest and desire to improve education for the children in our care. They attend training courses to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the Head and senior leadership team in the effective running of the school.
The main roles of the Governing Body:
- To have a strategic view of the school ~they focus on helping the schools strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve highest standards.
- To act as a critical friend ~ They provide the head teacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing upon member’s knowledge and experience. This is critical in the sense of the governing body’s responsibilities for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and a friend because the governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and the well-being of the pupils.
- To ensure accountability ~ The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The head teacher and staff report to the governing body on the schools performance and the governing body has the right to discuss, question and refine proposals, whilst always respecting the professional roles of the head teacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In td turn the governing body answers for its actions, above all to the parents and the wider local community for the schools overall performance.
The normal term of office for a school governor is four years. Our board of governors has 12 members. Under the reconstitution it was decided by the head teacher that 12 is an adequate number and will ensure the board is always quorate. It will be made up of 3 parent governors, 1 teacher governor, 1 non-teaching governor, a chair, a vice chair and 5 other members from the community (this will include a local council representative where possible). Through the reconstitution we have ensured that our governors have a range of skills and expertise.