What do the School Governors do?
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools; appoint the head teacher and assistant head teacher, and also sit on interview panels when a new teacher is appointed.
It is the governors who hold the main responsibility for financial decisions made in schools; this is a key area, as the governors’ work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources whilst ensuring the best for our pupils.
The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
How do we do all this?
As part of a statutory reconstitution of the Governing Body (effective from 1st June 2015) and in full consultation with the Diocese of Oxford, we reviewed the structure of the Governing Body. We now have 12 governor posts of which there shall be:
(a) seven foundation governors,
(b) two parent governors;
(c) one staff governor;
(d) one Local Authority governor.
(e) one head teacher
The governors attend committee meetings each term, discuss and make informed decisions, some of which can have a direct impact on the day to day operation of the school. The chair of governors also meets each week with the head teacher, to discuss a whole range of issues; these meetings are extremely useful, as it is important that governors act as a critical friend.
We need you!
We have some vacancies on the governing body for foundation governors, if you would like more information on becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governors.
The Governing Body is instrumental in supporting the school strategically as well as being a critical friend ensuring the school’s accountability. Whilst it is a demanding voluntary role it is a vital and very rewarding one.
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Sophie Tilley.
You can contact the clerk via the school office on telephone number 01295 670273.