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Governors

What does a school governor do?

 

Effective governing bodies work in close partnership with the headteacher in making decisions. The head,not the governing body, is responsible for the day-today leadership and management of the school.

The responsibilities of the governing body are defined in law. They are predominantly strategic and include:

 

  • being accountable for the performance of the school;
  • being involved in the planning the future direction of the school;
  • promoting high standards of educational attainment;
  • ensuring targets are set for pupil achievement;
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school;
  • monitoring the school’s budget, including key staffing decisions;
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced, broadly based and complies with legal requirements;
  • making sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs;
  • in our church school, foundation governors are expected to help preserve and develop the school’s Christian character.

 

The governing body’s formal work and decision-making is undertaken in meetings. Their workload is managed by delegating some tasks to committees or other small groups. Committees specialise in one of a number of areas, typically curriculum, finance, staff and premises matters.

 

The governing body is made up of:

 

  • parent governors
  • staff representatives
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • Co-opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)
  • foundation governors ( appointed by the relevant religious body) 

 

Governor Appointment Type Appointed by Appointment ends
       
Mrs Becky Dolby-Molson Ex-Offio/Head RISE  

Mr Eric Fowler

(Chair)

Co-opted LGB 27/02/2024
Mrs Lisa Shepherd (Vice Chair) Foundation Offico 30/03/2024
Mr Daniel Showler Co-opted LGB 15/01/2021
Mrs Verity Morris Parent LGB 21/11/2022
Mrs Wendy Parker Parent LGB 31/01/2022
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