The Role of the Governors
As well as sharing a common desire to be involved in supporting the school, the governing body have statutory duties by which they are legally bound. Governors work closely with the Headteacher and staff to provide the very best education for the children at our school. We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school and ensuring the budget is managed prudently, as well as supporting the staff.
Governors are appointed for a period of four years. There are 12 governors in total, each drawn from different part of our school community. You will find a full list of our governors here.
Governor Terms of Office
Each year the governors appoint the Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body along with the Chairs of the Committees. The Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2017-18 are listed here.
Chairs and Vice Chairs
Governing Body Meetings
The full governing body meets regular throughout the year, while the three main sub-committees meet once a term to consider the specific areas of ‘Provision and Performance’, ‘Strategy and School Improvement’ and ‘Finance and Personnel’. There are three additional committees, one to approve school policies, one to review the Headteacher’s performance and another to decide on school pay arrangements. From time to time working groups are set up to review particular areas as and when required.
The Governing Body Terms of Reference can be found here.
Terms of Ref Gov Body
The Strategy and School Improve Committee Terms of Reference can be found here. Terms of Ref Strat and Sch Imp Comm
The Finance and Personnel Committee Terms of Reference can be found here. Terms of Ref Fin & Pers Comm
The Provision and Performance Terms of Reference can be found here. Terms of Ref Prov & Perf Com
The Pay Committee Terms of Reference can be found here.
Terms of Ref Pay Comm
Committee membership for 2017-18 can be found here.
Contacting the Governing Body
We welcome letters and value your comments. Letters to the governing body should be addressed to the Chair and handed in to the school office. If you have concerns relating to the day to day running of the school these should, in the first instance, be referred to the Headteacher.
Governor Monitoring Areas
In addition to visiting school on a regular basis, governors also formally monitor activities to ensure that strategies and policies are being implemented appropriately and provide feedback to the governing body on school activities. The areas for governor monitoring change each year according to the school’s priorities. The areas which were monitored during 2016-17 can be found here.
Governor Monitoring 2016-17