The school's governing body performs an essential role in the running of the school, and is comprised of volunteers whose invaluable contributions of both their time and expertise are truly valued by the wider school community. We are always on the lookout for new members, and should you be interested in becoming involved, please contact the Headteacher for an informal discussion.
The governing body of the school has three key roles: of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. The governors are accountable to the local authority for the way in which the school is run.
Our governors establish a strategic framework by setting aims and objectives for the school, adopting policies for achieving them, and setting targets for their achievement.
Governors monitor and evaluate progress against the strategic aims and regularly review the framework of the school in the light of that process. In all these areas, the governors are advised by the Headteacher. The School Development Plan will generally provide the main mechanism for the strategic planning process. The Headteacher has the responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Governors are not expected to be involved in the day to day management of the school. The Headteacher discusses all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and will expect governors to both challenge and support the school in its improvement. Acting as a critical friend, governors seek to question and gain information to enable them to make the best decisions for the school.
Our governing body has three sub-committees as follows:
Outcomes Committee (O) - this committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and the progress of pupils made from their relative starting points, as well as their outcomes or achievements. Members of this committee analyse school data and meet regularly with the leadership team to discuss internal and published data. Where any pupil is not achieving in line with expectations or making good progress, this committee monitors the support put in place (whether academic or well-being related).
Personnel Committee (P) - the purpose of this committee is to enable the Governing Body to fulfill its key roles in relation to staff including induction, complaints and disciplinary matters and performance against targets and expectations.
Premises and Finance Committee (P&F) - the purpose of this committee is to ensure that the health and safety aspects of school life are well run and to ensure that appropriate budgeting and shepherding of school's financial and other resources is taking place.
The governing body also provides working parties of governors to deliver the priorities set out in our School Development Plan to ensure that all pupils are offered an appropriately rich and balanced curriculum which meets their individual needs including their spiritual and moral needs; that all pupils are thriving and making excellent progress and that where any pupil, because of his or her educational or additional needs, is not thriving appropriate support is in place to rectify this.
The governing body is supported by a professional clerk.
Our Board of Governors are appointed by representatives of our community, the Local Education Authority (LEA), the Church of England, staff and parents. Details of the current governors are listed below.
Key documents related to governor activities
Governor code of practice
Governor job description