Who are the Governing Body?
The Governing Body consists of a group of people who can offer the school different areas of expertise. They ensure the school provides a good all-round education for all the children. All governors are unpaid voluntary members taken from the local community. The role of the Governing Body is to work with the school to raise standards. This is done by agreeing school aims and values, reviewing policies and gathering evidence to ensure the strategy is being followed and hold the school management to account.
The Governing body meets nine times each year as follows:
Full Governing Body Meetings for 2022/2023
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Wednesday 12th July 2023
Along with the Finance Committee who scrutinise budget reports and discuss long-term financial plans for the school year there is an Innovation, Development and Change meeting and a Quality of Education Committee. These meet on the following dates:
Innovation, Development and Change Board 2022/2023
12th October 2022
1st February 2023
17th May 2023
Finance and Quality of Education Committee 2022/2023
23rd November 2022
1st March 2023
14th June 2023
Full Governing Body meeting minutes can be found here.
Code of Conduct for Full Governing Board can be found here.
All non-staff Governors have a link class at the school. Regular visits are made to these link classes to check on the progress and implementation of the School Improvement Plan, as well as their understanding of school life. The respective Governor then reports back to the Full Governing Body. It is intended that the link Governor stays with the respective class throughout the school life to enable continuity and a better understanding of the attributes of each class.
Please remember if you have a concern about your child’s time at school then the correct route to express these concerns is with the class teacher or the head. Usually any problems are resolved without the involvement of the Governing Body.
The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the post-box in the reception area, or by email.