The Governing Board
The Governing Board meets formally at least once a term, and all parents are invited to attend.
All governors are volunteers and, once elected, serve for a period of 4 years.
Today, we're launching #GovernorStories - a campaign that celebrates the range of people who can contribute to school governance. This summer, we travelled across England to meet 32 school governors who shared their governor story with us. We learnt that while there's no one type of school governor, what unites every volunteer is a desire to improve outcomes for children.
School Governors - "We're the people..."
Follow four school governors as they use the skills from their workplaces to support children, education and schools. To find out more about becoming a school governor visit www.becomeagovernor.com Are you interested in volunteering? Or have you ever wondered how you can change and help education?
The Role of the Governing Board
The main task of the governing board is to promote high standards of educational achievement and play an instrumental role in school development. Governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, working to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
They are required to carry out a number of other important duties, including:
Managing the school's budget
The appointing and dismissing of staff
Forming policy on the school's curriculum
Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
The governors operate an open door policy and are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life.
Parents are welcome to contact the chair of governors direct or via email at the following address: email@example.com.
Parent Governors are often to be found at the school at the start and end of the school day.
Please see the ‘meet the governing board’ section for further details