What does a governor do?
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools,acting within the framework set-out by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and the Diocese.
Our Governors appoint the headteacher and Teacher In-Charge. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The roles of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to: set the school’s vision, ethos and stategic direction the aims and objectives; set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives; monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives; be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend) by holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of our school and our pupils, the performance management of our staff; and overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure its money is well spent.
The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.
In addition to meeting as a full Governing Body each term, we operate through two committees: Finance, Personnel and Premises; and Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Standards.
Joint Chair/s of Governors: Mr R Jones and Mrs H Peel
Clerk to governors: Becki Dale