The primary function of the Governors is to support the school in driving improvement and ensuring the best possible outcomes for all the children. Being a governor is rewarding and it is a privilege. Effective school governance is achieved by knowing the school, the children, the parents, the staff and the community and understanding our roles and responsibilities.
The Governing body is made up of a committed, balanced mix of people with a variety of appropriate skills. The body includes the Headteacher, parents, teachers, staff, Local Authority representatives and co-opted members of the wider community. With the exception of the Headteacher, all governors are elected every four years.
The role of the governing body is to:
Within the Governing body there are two committees
Resources Committee – Chair: Leon Levy
This committee is an amalgamation, created this academic year, of the previous Staffing Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee. Its role is to ensure staffing issues are dealt with effectively including recruitment, appraisal, pay, staff development and capability. It is also responsible for scrutinising the finances of the school and ensuring that the school complies with statutory legislation in this area. Expenditure is compared against budgets and school budgets approved for the next three years. In addition, the committee monitors health and safety issues, major expenditure projects and all work carried out relating to the premises.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – Chair: Marilyn Stein
This committee is responsible for monitoring standards in teaching and learning across the school. It ensures that the curriculum is balanced and reflects current guidelines. This committee is responsible for ensuring staffing issues are dealt with effectively, including recruitment, appraisal, pay, staff development and capability.
It’s not just about meetings!!
Governors visit the school regularly during the school day to ensure the priorities of the school are evident and to understand more effectively the key issues on the School Development Plan. Some of the visits carried out this year were:
Governors also attend training and attend the school’s annual Governor Awayday, to ensure that they are up to date in all areas and are able to fulfil their role effectively. They need to be knowledgeable in order to challenge reports given to them and to evaluate their own impact on the outcomes of the school.
What’s been achieved:
During 2017/18 the Governors have focused on key areas of development within the school such as:
For 2018/19 the main focus for Governors will be:
Meeting of the Committees and Governing Body: 2018- 2019
Minutes of the last term’s meetings can be downloaded below:
Also, minutes from previous meetings can be downloaded below:
To view the Governor attendance record click here
Anyone wishing to contact the Governing Body can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org