The School Governors have an important and active role in the life of the school. They have the responsibility for the strategic development and are accountable for the school's performance. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, the Church of England, the community and parents and teaching staff.
There is a Committee structure that includes aspects relating to the school's finances, staffing, curriculum and health and safety as well as performance data.
Both Full Governors, Teaching and Learning and Resource Management meetings take place throughout the year. The Governors also undertake monitoring visits within the school looking at various aspects (including progress) in different areas of the curriculum discussing these with both Senior staff and the children.
The Governors have a vital role to play within School ensuring that every child gets the best possible education in a safe and happy environment for learning and to ensure that there is clarity with all stakeholders of the vision within school and a clear strategic direction.
Not all the Governors have an educational background. They come from a variety of areas and are therefore able to bring their individual knowledge and skills to the Governing Body.
The Governing Body work closely with the Headteacher and her staff whilst holding them to account for the school's performance and taking hard decisions in the light of objective data.
The Governing Body is scrutinised when an OFSTED inspection takes place.
As Chair of Governors, I would like to thank all the members of the Governing Body, the Headteacher and all the staff for their dedication and for the time they give the school throughout the year.
Chair of Governors