The Governing Body comprises a very committed team of representatives from the community, the parents, the staff and the Local Authority. Its first priority is to ensure all children receive the best education geared to the highest levels of individual personal development and achievement. It always seeks to support improvement.
The Governing Body contributes to the strategic leadership of the school by working in close partnership with the Headteacher and the school staff to provide both support and challenge. However, it is not expected to be involved with the day-to-day management of the school.
It is responsible for:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school
- Setting the aims and objectives for the school
- Adopting policies and setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Approving and monitoring the budget
It continuously evaluates the work of the school and its children in the light of regular advice from the Headteacher, through a shared working document called the School Improvement Plan and through regular electronic updates on overall comparative pupil and school performance. The Governing Body sets out an annual Management Plan so it can monitor and deliver effectively on all of it’s responsibilities. It reviews its own performance and seeks external evaluation.
It exercises those responsibilities through:
- Formal meetings with the Headteacher and teachers at least twice a term.
- The work of the following major committees:
- Staffing & Finance
- Pupil Performance and Progress & Well-being
- Premises & Health & Safety
- Linking regularly with children and staff in the classroom to give governors first-hand knowledge of the work of the school.
- Ensuring it remains up-to-date by taking advantage of training opportunities, published materials and conferences.
As part of national changes to Governing Bodies, Governing Body has recently been reconstituted. To find out who our School Governors are, please refer to our School Brochure.