Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Our school is a large primary school and is a sizeable business in its own right. Being on a governor body is much like being on the management board of a business. Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education and a full and diverse governing body is a source of enormous strength to a school. Working as a team, school governors support and challenge the senior leadership as they strive for the best possible education, learning environment and future prospects for the school's pupils.
School governors work with our senior leadership team to oversee the long-term development of the school. Although it is a voluntary role, governance comes with significant expectation of performance and accountability from the government through Ofsted. Governors are responsible for:
The work of the governing body is to:
If you have experience and skills in areas such as Human Resources, Finance and Accountancy, Health and Safety, Legal, Interpreting Data or Project Management, we would like to hear from you.
Schools have an input in or responsibility for the appointment or election of several categories of school governor:
Parents (including carers) of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as Parent Governors and are elected by other parents at the school. If only one candidate is forthcoming, he/she is automatically appointed. However, if no candidates are forthcoming, the governing body can appoint:
· a parent of a registered pupil at the school, or if that is not possible;
· a parent of a former pupil at the school, or if that is not possible;
· a parent of a child of or under compulsory school age.
Both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible to stand for election as Staff Governors and are elected by school staff.
Local Authority Governors
Local Authority Governors are nominated by the Local Authority to a school for appointment by the governing board. They are often drawn from the local community. Headteachers and Chairs of Governors are invited to make nominations for vacancies and to comment on nominations. A person is disqualified from appointment as a Local Authority Governor if he/she is eligible to be a Staff Governor at the school.
Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing board. They are people who in the opinion of the governing board have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Chair of Governors: Mr Andrew Wright
Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Dave Rowley
Contact to the Governors can be made through the school office.