What do School Governors Do?
Governing bodies are responsible for the strategic management of their school, working to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher who is responsible for the day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies. They also carry out a number of other important duties, including:
- overseeing the school’s budget
- helping with the appointment of staff
- making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
- setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
- monitoring the performance of the school e.g. in key stage tests
- advising on school policies and procedures
- setting pay and conditions for staff
- providing a vital means for parents and the community to get their views heard by the Governing Body as a whole.
Governors take on the following commitments to help make sure their school is well-managed:
- sharing the responsibilities of the Governing Body as summarised above
- attending and participating in Governor’s meetings on a regular basis: the Full Governing Body meets Five times a year and we have two sub-committees (Community and Curriculum and Property and Finance)
- undergoing appropriate training
Contacting the Governors
To contact the Governors, feel free to either talk to a Governor listed here or post a letter in the Governors' postbox in the school foyer. During the current pandemic all Governors can be contacted via the school email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governors welcome constructive feedback and ideas about the strategic direction of the school. Please note that Governors do not get involved in the day-to-day functioning of the school, and it is not appropriate to contact Governors about individual children. For these requests, please either contact your class teacher or a member of the senior leadership team.