Who becomes a governor?
Volunteers from the local community who care about the school and who give their time and skills to help it to thrive, grow and become a better place.
What is the core role of the governing board?
- to help set the school vision and aims
- to be a critical friend by supporting and challenging the headteacher
- to monitor and evaluate progress
- to appoint senior staff
- to oversee the school budget
- to act in the best interests of the school at all times
What are its working arrangements?
The full governing board meets five times a year. In between these meetings, two committees, the Resources and the Teaching and Learning Committees, meet four times a year. There are also lead governors for specific areas, such as for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or pupil premium pupils.
During this pandemic, Governors have been meeting virtually, and will continue to do so until restrictions are lifted.
What do the committees and lead governors do?
The work of the Resources Committee covers the school budget, Health and Safety, staffing and personnel matters and the school site. The Chair of this committee is Rob Hill.
The work of the Teaching and Learning Committee covers the curriculum, teaching and learning, performance data, SEND, children's attendance and safeguarding. The Chair of this committee is Neil Maslen.
Governors in lead roles visit the school regularly to focus on that area and report back to the relevant committee. The current governors have taken on roles in Safeguarding, SEND, Early Years, Pupil Premium pupils, and Premises and Health and Safety.
The governors also have a role in making decisions about disciplinary issues, pupil exclusions, staffing matters and grievances. This is done in the First Committee which only meets if necessary. If there is an appeal against the decision of the First Committee, then this would be heard by the Appeals Committee. Decisions about Pay are made by the Pay Committee.
Who is the Chair of governors?
Ian Stewart is Chair of governors and the Vice-Chair is Mike Waterson. They hold office for two years.
How can I contact the Chair of governors?
You can email the Chair at email@example.com
What are the terms of reference for the committees?
Please click on the links below for the terms of reference for the Resources Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Meet the Governors
There are 12 governors on the governing board. They have been appointed or elected for terms of 4 years.
Please click on the links below to find out who they are, the committees that they belong to and their lead roles.