The role of the governing body is to work with the Headteacher and the local authority to
ensure that the pupils receive the best possible education. Governing bodies vary in size but all have the same aim – to work with the Leadership team in agreeing the aims and conduct of the school, ensuring that the pupils have a full entitlement to the curriculum and managing the school within its allocated budget.
The day-to-day management of the school/centre is the responsibility of the Headteacher and senior leadership team. There is a school development plan, agreed by the Governing Body, which helps the Headteacher and colleagues to focus on particular areas of work each year.
Our Governing Body is made up of parents, staff and people from the community and local authority who are interested in helping us to develop to meet the needs of children and families.
The whole Governing Body meets six times a year but between these meetings small groups of governors meet to discuss particular areas of our work, for example finance, premises and staffing or teaching and learning. If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please talk to a member of staff who will then let the Headteacher know. We value the skills that you can bring to our governing body and in order that we can make the best use of your competences, we may request that you complete a skills audit.
All Governors are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check which is financed by School.
Should you be interested in becoming a Governor, we would be very happy to meet with you, talk to you about our school and show you around. We have produced a comprehensive Induction Pack that should provide lots of helpful information about the role and how you can play an integral part in shaping the future of the school. There is also a wide range of free training provided through the Local Authority and on-line courses that you can do at home. Please get in touch if you feel that you would like to know more about this role.