“Governors use their wide-ranging skills, knowledge and experience to hold senior leaders rigorously to account for the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress. They accurately analyse a wealth of information and data about the school’s performance so that they are very well informed about pupils’ standards and progress. They are very thorough in ensuring that promotion up the salary scale is justified by staff performance and results. They manage and understand safeguarding procedures very well. They undertake training to enhance their skills and, as a result, are very well informed about current developments in education. Members of the governing body consider very carefully how best to use the pupil premium funding. They check regularly and ask searching questions to ensure that use of this extra spending is justified by the results arising from the work of the additional staff employed with this money, and that the pupils are making the progress intended. “
Ofsted March 2013
Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity and as you will see in this section of the website there are various types of Governors. The first question to ask yourself is, “Are you interested in the education, welfare and opportunities provided for children and young people?
If the answer to this first question is, “Yes”, then have you got enthusiasm and time to spare? If so, you could consider volunteering as a school governor.
- Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.
- Governors are ordinary people, aged over 18, with a special commitment to the education and well-being of children.
- Terms of office will be a minimum of one to a maximum of four years.
If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the head teacher Mrs. Irene Baxter on 01952 388280.
There are typically four types of Governors:
- Staff Governors
- Parent Governors
- Co-opted Governors
- Local Authority Governors
Governors are appointed for a four year term. The chair and vice chair are appointed annually. All governors participate in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration for their work as school governors.