What We Do as Governors
The governors themselves are a body of volunteers who support the school by providing executive and due diligence advice, challenge and support. We monitor the work of the School and make sure it is on track to reach our ambitions for the future. We don’t run the School on a day-to-day basis - we appoint the Head Teacher to do that, they are responsible for managing our pupils, staff and premises. As a Governing Body, we have our own role to play.
This is summed up in the three core strategic functions of the Governing Body:
* Ensuring clarity of our School vision, ethos and strategic direction;
* Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff; and
* Overseeing the financial management of the School – to make sure our money is properly and well spent.
Governors are a mix of people who bring different skills to the School. The Head Teacher is a governor and brings knowledge and experience of the education system to our work. Other governors bring experience from sectors within industry, local charities, the church and our community. To work more effectively, we appoint governors to become linked to a subject or a particular aspect of the school such as Special Education Needs and Disability or Early Years. These governors work on behalf of the whole governing body to gain detailed knowledge of their linked area and in supporting and challenging the subject co-ordinator to drive progress and attainment. Governors are appointed from our community, the School staff, our parents, the church and by the local authority.
Contacting the Governors
All of the governors welcome your comments and questions and can be contacted via the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Comment Form on the Parent Voice page of the website. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the issues mentioned above. However, individual governors should not provide an alternative route to voicing parental concerns. If you have an issue which is specific to your child, your first port of call should be the class teacher. If the issue is of general concern, you should make this known to the Head teacher.