Our Governing Body currently has 11 members including Parent Governors (elected by pupil parents), the Head Teacher, a Local Authority appointed Governor, a Staff Governor (elected by staff members) and Governors drawn from the local community. We meet as a Full Governing Body at least once a term.
The role of a School Governor is to contribute to the work of the Governing Body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in our school by:
- setting the school’s 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 that funding is well spent.
Governors are not involved in the day to day management of the school, which is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, assisted by the Senior Leadership Team.
The Governing Body's job is to ask challenging questions of the Head Teacher and Leadership Team, and provide constructive support to make sure that the school's long term plans and ambitions are fulfilled
Governors robustly hold school leaders to account, in order to guarantee high standards
in education for all our pupils, regardless of ability or circumstances.
Governors are responsible for ensuring that the annual budget is balanced. Governors must also ensure that the budget is adequate to meet commitments for planned teaching and curriculum requirements.
The Governing Body has oversight of the policies which regulate the school, including Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Behaviour.