Governor's work together to provide an independent oversight of the management and operation of the School with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards. A School's Governing Body does not run the School, this is the job of the Headteacher and other Senior Staff. If you get on with people, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a School Governor may be for you. To be a Governor, you must be committed and interested in doing what's best for the next generation.
There may be lots of papers to read and meetings to attend and you will sometimes need to make difficult decision about individual pupils or staff.
Appointments usually last for four years and you will receive appropriate training.
Every School has a Governing Body. It normally includes:
- Parents elected by other parents of children at the School
- Citizens appointed by the Local Authority
- Members co-opted from the community
- School staff, including the Headteacher
The Governing Body:
- Is accountable for the performance of the School
- Plans for the School's future
- Selects the Headteacher
- Makes decision on the budget and staffing
- Makes sure the National Curriculum is taught
- Decides how the School can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development
- Makes sure that the School provides for all its pupils, including those with additional needs
If you would like more information contact Governor Services.
Any queries please contact our Governing Body at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ofsted Inspection Report 2014
‘This is a good school’
Dear Parents/ Carers
As Chair of Governors, I have great pleasure in writing to you regarding the Ofsted report that accompanies this letter. This ‘Good’ judgement across all areas, is richly deserved by Mrs Budd and her excellent team and I am sure you will join me in congratulating all involved.
I am thrilled that the inspectors obviously recognised the tireless hard work, commitment and dedication that occurs every day across our school. It is most gratifying to read that ‘Pupils make good progress from their staring points and achieve well across the school,’ and that ‘pupils respond well to the School’s core values,’ and ‘are proud of their school and its achievements.’ Furthermore, they acknowledged that ‘the behaviour of pupils is good in and around the school’ and that the children ‘show respect to staff and to each other.’
School leaders and governors accept Ofsted’s findings and would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for your ongoing support, and the children for being amazing ambassadors. Our ‘Good’ judgement will not make us complacent and we will continue to share a constant desire for improvement. Although the School already provides a ‘broad and balanced curriculum,’ which gives ‘pupils a wide range of topics and experiences’, we are building on this and have a detailed development plan in place, in order to strive towards ‘outstanding’ in all areas.
I would like to thank the whole school community for the part you have played in achieving this ‘good’ judgement.
Mrs Allison Booth
Chair of Governors