What do Governors do?
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management and strategic direction of our school. Governors are unpaid volunteers who give their time freely to benefit the school and its community, often spending around 8 – 10 hours each month on school matters. They are accountable to Ofsted, the Local Authority, Pupils and Parents for the performance of the school.
It is the Governors role to work with the Headteacher to ensure the accountability of the school and that the school uses its resources to benefit the school and its pupils.
Governors duties include:
- Overseeing the schools financial performance and making sure the money it receives is well spent.
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Leading the Ethos and Strategic direction of the school
- Setting of policies to effectively manage the school
How do governors carry out their role?
The governors meet all together regularly each term at the Full Governing Body Meeting and discuss:
- Curriculum Development
- Committee of Appointed Governors
- Our COVID Response
They are also called upon from time to time to form other committees as necessary.
All governors visit the school regularly to ensure they have a good understanding of the school, its staff and its pupils. The Chair of Governors will meet with the Headteacher at least once a week.