Governors are like a Board of Directors and make strategic decisions about the school. They meet as a full Governing body once a term and sub-committees meet once a term. These meetings are held at 6.30pm at school. There are 3 sub-committees:
- Curriculum & Standards
- Inclusion (Includes aspects of behaviour & safety, SEND, EAL, attendance and staffing)
- Finance & premises.
Governors are appointed to help:
- Decide what is taught
- Set standards of behaviour
- Set targets for academic achievement.
- Interview and select staff.
- Decide how the school budget is spent.
- Staff at the school
- Local council representatives.
- Community representatives, businessmen and women.
- Have a child in school.
- Are elected by parents of the school
- Serve, as do other Governors, for four years.
Why are Parents on the Governing Body?
Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They should not be thought of as delegates or mouthpieces of the parents, they do not vote for all parents in general. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights.
What can Parent Governors be expected to do?
Parent Governors can make sure that all communications with parents are both informative and easy to read, describe the activities in every day language, and avoid the use of jargon. Parent Governors should be aware of ways of encouraging parent interest and should become actively involved in drawing parents into the school.
How can I become a Governor?
There are currently no vacancies on the Governing body. If you are interested in finding out more please see Mrs Hampson (Headteacher) or one of our Parent Governors for more information or to register an expression of interest.
The minutes of Governors meetings and the Headteacher’s Reports are always available in the entrance for parents to read. You as a parent, elect parent governors for a four year period.