Governors

Our Governors meet as a full governing body 6 times per year with additional sub-committee meetings too. Following clear agendas, members consider information and agree a range of policies and procedures which impact on all aspects of school life. They participate in governor training and play an important role in ensuring that our school is a place where everyone feels well cared for and fully respected.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Lucy O'Brien.  She is supported by our Vice Chair, Mrs Joanne Bagg. Our team of Governors comprises parents, staff, representatives from our church and local council. They bring a range of skills to their role.

Our Governors show commitment and dedication to the school by ensuring that all pupils are provided with an excellent education, which promotes high standards and achievement for all. They are fully committed to the welfare of all pupils and ensure that safeguarding policies and practices are robust across the school.

Our Governors know our school very well. They play an active role in the life of the school by attending meetings, school events and after school functions and also take part in pupil discussions and learning walks around school.

Our Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. They work closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

The Governing Body is responsible for:

  • Helping to set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Helping to ensure school policies and procedures are relevant and that objectives are achieved
  • Setting targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Being a critical friend to the school and providing a source of challenge and support.
  • Our Governors are also members of different committees, which includes a School Development Committee and a Finance and Personnel Committee.

The overall purpose of the School Development Committee is to:

  • To act on curriculum matters delegated by the full Governing Board, including reviewing and developing policies.
  • To liaise and consult with other Committees where necessary.
  • To contribute to the School/Academy Improvement Plan and/or Development Plan and ensure that it is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school.
  • To monitor standards achieved by all children at the school and challenge leaders to improve outcomes.
  • To consider safeguarding and equalities implications when undertaking all committee functions.

The overall purpose of the Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee is to:

  • To act on resources matters (finance, premises, staffing) delegated by the full Governing Board, including reviewing and developing policies.
  • To liaise and consult with other Committees where necessary.
  • To contribute to the School/Academy Improvement Plan and/or Development Plan.
  • To consider safeguarding and equalities implications when undertaking all committee functions.

The overall purpose of the Headteacher Performance Management Working Group is to carry out the Governing Body’s statutory responsibilities for the Performance Management of the Headteacher.