Governors Roles & Responsibilities
School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our governing body was reconstituted in 2015 and is made up of 7 Foundation Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor, 2 Parents Governors and 1 Head Teacher Governor and a Clerk to the Governing Body. We also have 2 Associate Governors who can vote on issues only when there are more than 2 Foundation Governors present.
Our Governing Body meets termly.
We have a Standards Committee and a Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee both of which meet termly.
Other Committees such as Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Staff Grievance, Complaints against the Head Teacher and Dismissal Appeal are convened as and when required.
Training and Skills
Our governors bring various skills and attributes to their role. They have undergone training in areas such as Prevent, Keeping Children Safe, Impact of Equality Act 2010 for Schools, Assessment and Standardisation, Safe Guarding Children and Information Governance, IOSH, Safer Recruitment, Disciplinary, Pupil Premium.