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Governor Information (Instrument of governance)

Who are the Governors?

The Full Governing Board (FGB) consists of The Chair of Governors (Peter Smyth), The Vice Chairs (Andrew Cook & Angela Wilkes), our Head Teacher, a staff governor and 7 additional Governors. We try to ensure that all stakeholders (The Church, School, Parents, local community and Local Authority) are represented and that as wide a range of relevant expertise is available to the team.

All of the Governors are local people and give their time as volunteers. All share a strong belief in the importance of providing a nurturing / safe environment for children to develop a love of learning and to do the best they can.

The Full Governing Board meet every term, with extra-ordinary meetings called to discuss critical items that cannot wait for a FGB meeting. The group meets annually at the start of each academic year to co-ordinate Governing Body activities. A range of additional smaller committees/panels meet, as and when they are required.

A full list of the Governors can be found on the Governors Gallery & Information pages.

What is the role of the Governing Board?

The primary aim of all school governing bodies is to help raise standards of achievement and attainment, to ensure that the school provides a good quality education.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  The three core functions of a Governing Board are:
1) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2) Monitoring the educational performance of the school and acting as a “critical friend” to the Headteacher.
3) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a Voluntary Aided school we also have a duty to help the school maintain its Christian ethos.

To achieve these goals, the Governing Board works closely with the school. Whilst having a responsibility to hold the school to account and challenging them when necessary, we are also there to provide support.

Regular activities undertaken by Governors include: working alongside the Headteacher, staff and other stakeholders to produce the School Development Plan (that outlines the key activities & overall strategy for the school for the following year), reviewing pupil performance data, conducting school visits, auditing school policies and ongoing Governor training.

How do you contact the Governing Board?

We have an open door policy and welcome any feedback from & discussions with parents.
At our Costa Nothin’ coffee mornings (where we provide hot drinks and pastries) there are a number of Governors available for you to talk to.
You can also speak to your Parent Governors (See List of Governors page) or Peter Smyth (Chair of Governors).

Further information

To read the Chair of Governor's 2019 report, please follow the link on the Welcome page.

To read articles that are of interest to governors please visit  "Recently of interest to governors" page.

The Governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and other members of the school community to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and review our policies, procedures and training to ensure they are effective and comply with the law.

For further details please see the Governing Board Standing Orders and Terms of Reference. 

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