The Governing Board
School Governors offer their time on a voluntary basis and the Board is made up of parents, teachers and members of the local community and authority. We use our skills and interests to support and work with the Headteacher in managing the school. The Governors monitor and evaluate the school's progress by regularly reviewing everything that is happening in the school - from pupil progress, to absences, facilities and health and safety.
You may like to join our Governors for an informal chat during the annual Governors Day, usually held in September.
Parents are welcome to contact the joint Chairs of Governors by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or by telephoning the School Office. However, it should be noted that Governors do not get involved in individual pupil issues or specific complaints about, for example, teaching or playground matters. Parents and carers should speak to the class teacher in the first instance or to the Headteacher. If a matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, then Governors may become involved via the school’s formal Complaints Procedure, but this would always be a last resort.
The Governing Board comprises of the following roles, each with a four year term of office:
Five Parent Governors - elected by parents
Five Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Governing Board
One Local Authority Governor
Two Staff Governors - one is elected by the staff; the second place is reserved for the Headteacher by virtue of office
We currently also have two Associate Governors - elected by the Governing Board.
Governors (other then the Associate Governors) have equal rights to participate in the work of the Governing Board and to state their own views, but always work as a team and are bound by the collective decisions of that team.
Each year the Governing Board reviews and records the impact it has had on the school in an Impact Statement.
If you would like to find out more about the role of a Governor, please click here.