School Governors play a vital and appreciated part in the life of the school. The Role of the Governing Body is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher, teachers and staff to achieve the school’s vision and aims.
All governing bodies have 3 core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Working in partnership with our lead professionals we provide a framework for future development and identification of the improvement priorities to fully meet the needs of our current and future pupils.
The governing body is 14 in total, the majority being foundation governors and affiliated to St Mary's Church and a major proportion being parents of pupils attending the school.
The Governors meet at least twice a term for the full Governing Board with additional meetings of the following sub committees:
Resources: Responsible for budget setting and monitoring, school expenditure, review of external audit reports, estates
Learning and Ethos: To support the Head Teacher, who has the day to day responsibility for determining and organising the curriculum and staffing, by ensuring that both these elements meet the needs of pupils within a caring and stimulating atmosphere.
Pay: This committee focuses on the achievement of the school’s aims and in respect of all pay matters, specifically ensuring staff are appropriately rewarded for their performance in line with the pay policy
Head Teacher’s Performance Management: This committee has delegated responsibility from the Full Governing Body (FGB) to carry out the performance management process for the Headteacher on an annual basis.
Management (Personnel): This committee consists of the Chair and Vice chairs of the governing body along with the Chairs of Resources and learning and Ethos. The committee considers all matters concerning personnel as well as agreeing the agenda for the Full Governing Body meetings.
A copy of minutes of previous Governors' meetings is held in school for parents to view if they wish.