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We are always looking for new governors to join our new and growing governing body.

 

About School Governance

 

Governors are volunteers who work closely with the Head teacher and the school’s senior leadership team to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all children. Governors are generally parents, professionals and members of the community from all walks of life, who bring varied skills and experience to support the leadership of the school.

 

The Governing Body focuses on three core functions:

  1. To ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. To hold the Head teacher to account for the school’s educational performance, and the performance management of staff.
  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent.

 

We make decisions as a corporate group so no single Governor is ever solely responsible, and as a body some of our specific responsibilities include:

  • Setting the strategic vision for the school.

  • Appointing and performance managing the Head teacher.

  • Ensuring the quality of teaching and learning and therefore pupil achievement in the school is meeting or exceeding agreed targets.

  • Ensuring that an appropriate curriculum is taught.

  • Celebrating the school’s successes.

  • Ensuring all the school’s results are published each year.

  • Inputting to and ratifying school policies.

  • Monitoring the school budget to ensure financial security.

  • Helping to decide priorities for the school such as new building work or staffing structures.

 

We currently meet monthly as an establishing governing body, to focus on all key areas such including finance, safeguarding, learning and teaching, standards and leadership. Please see the calendar for past and near future dates.

We receive the Head teacher’s report termly covering the crucial areas of the school’s work that we are required to monitor against the School Improvement Plan: teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment results, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Pupil Premium activity (how we spend additional funds from Government specifically to support our children in receipt of Free School Meals), how school challenges high achieving pupils, Foundation stage, PE/sport, staffing, budget, premises and more. There’s a lot of ‘business’ to address at each meeting but the children’s safety, happiness and progress is always our priority in all that we do, as it is for everyone at school.

 

Governors also play an active part in school life (attend performances, fundraisers, sports days etc.) and carry out regular monitoring visits in school on an area of focus (e.g. SEN, Mathematics, English, Safeguarding etc.) so you and the children should see us around and about at school!

 

Who can be a school governor? 

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school.  No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. 
 
What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people. 
 

Meet our current governing body

We are currently looking for new parent governors. Please read the document if you think this may be for you!

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