Governors have a critical role in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. It is recongnised by Ofsted (the inspection body for schools) that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including the school’s governing body.
The role of the governing body is strategic, its main areas of responsibility are:-
- set the goals and objectives for the school
- Agree the policies for achieving those goals and objectives
- monitor the progress the school is making towards achievement of its goals and objectives, i.e., the delivery of our school’s “School Improvement Plan”
- be a source of both challenge and support to the head teacher and the school’s senior management team.
In our school we have two committees that report into the Full Governing Body, these being:
- The Finance, Personnel and Premises committee and,
- The Curriculum and Pupil related matters committee.
All committees meet in a structured and regular fashion, allowing for progress to be monitored and actions to be taken.
In addition to providing input and direction to the governing body meetings and committees, governors also have responsibility for monitoring the progress of, and working with, individual year groups. Governors can often be found visiting the school to monitor year group progress or working on other initiatives – all with the aim of school improvement.
To view the Action Plans for Governors for 2015-16, please visit the relevant page , or if you would like to look at our School Improvement Plan please go to the “School Info” page.