School governors are volunteers who work with school leaders to ensure high standards of education. The board consists of Parent Governors (elected by the parents), Foundation Governors (appointed by the Church), Staff Governor (elected by the staff), Local Authority and Co-opted governors. The purpose of the governing body is to provide strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
The three core functions of the board are:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding executive leaders 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 it's money is well spent
Individual governors are also linked with a particular area, such as Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, or a curriculum. This ensures that Governors ‘know their School’ and are able to challenge the school to achieve the very best outcomes for children.
All governors are encouraged to visit the school during the working day if they can, but we do not interfere in the day-to-day teaching or running of the school: We are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school, we leave that to the professionals!
Seeking Parent Governor
We are currently looking for a Parent Governor to join our team of Governors. If you would like to nominate yourself please see the letter invitation and nomination application form below.