Who are the Governors?
Governors are volunteers who work in partnership with their school headteacher to ensure that children receive the best education possible. Governors represent the largest volunteer group in the UK and are selected from a variety of backgrounds to reflect the many interest groups within our schools.
The Governing Body has the following core strategic functions:
Every school has a Governing Body, which sets the strategic framework for the school in partnership with the Headteacher. The governing body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
Establishing the strategic direction, by:
Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
Meeting statutory duties
Ensuring accountability, by:
Appointing the Headteacher
Monitoring progress towards targets
Performance managing the headteacher
Engaging with stakeholders
Contributing to school self-evaluation
Ensuring financial probity, by:
Setting the budget
Monitoring spending against the budget
Ensuring value for money is obtained
Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed
The Governing Body works with the Headteacher who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, including the management of the staff.
Governors work with the Headteacher to:
Our role as governors is to support our school, acting as 'ambassadors', mediators and 'critical friends'.
If you have any questions or feel you could become a Governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors on 01474 569859.