News

December 6th 2017

Partnership Governors

Our Governing Body has two Partnership Governors, who are representatives of community organisations or other local bodies that share the ethos of the school and bring an additional skill set to the governance of the school. Two current Partnership Governors are coming to the end of their term and we are inviting parents and carers to nominate anyone they consider to be a valuable addition to the Governing Body in a partnership role.

Please contact Mrs Reeves, Headteacher, by midday on Wednesday 13th December 2017.


Being a Governor

The Governing Body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the school in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors serve a four-year term of office and, under usual circumstances, can expect to spend between 10 and 20 days a year on governance duties. These include:

  • Attending meetings of the GB, usually outside of school hours and contributing to GB business;
  • Reading reports and papers and keeping up to date on the progress that the school is making; and
  • Visiting the school from time to time during the school day.
  • Some governors are Link Governors and they come into school and use their experience to look at specific areas, together with staff.

You will be expected to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and sign a governors’ Code of Conduct. Certain criteria disqualify nominees from accepting a role as a school governor.