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:
Contacting the Governors
- 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
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.
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.