We have a very supportive Governing Body at school. Our governors meet termly to make decisions about our school and monitor standards of achievement. Our chair of governors is Mrs Lisa Baker and she can be contacted through the school office. Below are some useful question and answers about governing bodies and a link to their national online support network: www.governornet.co.uk
Q: How does a school governing body work?
A: A governing body:
- works closely with the head teacher;
- makes decisions collectively as a team;
- often delegates decision-making to committees or to individuals, for example, to the head teacher; and
- conducts most of its business through meetings, making use of relevant papers and guidance, and advice from the head teacher.
Q: What do school governors do?
A: School governors:
- promote high standards of educational attainment;
- set targets for pupil achievement;
- take general responsibility for the conduct of the school;
- manage the school's budget, including deciding on staff numbers and pay;
- make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and report on exam results and pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments;
- participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the head teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline;
- draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).