The role of the Governors is very wide and covers all aspects of school life. To enable us to manage all this effectively we all have different areas of interest/responsibility, so each governor will generally arrange monitoring visits or other activities to look into their area of responsibility and produce a report for the rest of the governors. Some areas, such as pupil progress and finances, are monitored by the whole group.
The main areas of responsibility are:
- To share in the vision and ethos and strategic direction of the school
- The safety, well-being and security of pupils
- To monitor the effectiveness of the school and contribute to development plans.
- To ensure each child makes good progress in all aspects of their education
- To monitor the appraisal of staff and ensure staff are respected and given every opportunity to further their educational practice and career.
- To monitor the finances of the school
- To make sure the school premises are well managed, safe and secure and that the children enjoy a really good learning environment.
- To agree all policies and monitor their implementation
- To be involved in the employment of staff and monitor the implementation of current policies in relation to employment
- To monitor the use of Pupil Premium money.
Parent governors are elected by parents for a term of four years. At the end of that time the position will be advertised through school and parents asked to apply, with a vote of parents if there are too many candidates for the positions available.
Co-opted/ community Governor /associate Governor
Generally, when a position becomes vacant, the governors look for a person from the community who has the expertise, experience or qualities needed to help with the work of the body.
If you are interested please contact the school.
We represent parents, we aim to give a parents perspective on how the school is run, to make sure the school provides the best possible provision for our children.
We welcome parent ideas and suggestions. We are always happy to talk and listen; however, we cannot comment on any individual complaints but can advise you of the correct procedures to take.
Mr Carl Appleton
Mrs Loraine McCann
Mrs Leanne Scott
Mr Michael Hutchinson
Mr Kenneth Laidler
Mr Craig Newby