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Governors                       Appointed/Elected by                              
                            

James Handley                 Ex Officio - Headteacher

 

Jill Skidmore                     (Chair) Authority

 

Sarah Bellicoso                Staff

 

Helen Woodruff                Parent

 

Helen Smith                      Foundation

 

Mary Teeboon                  Foundation (parent)

 

Caroline Payne                 Parent

 

Cat Labio                        Foundation

 

Father Lionel Atherton         Foundation Ex Officio - Vicar

Vacancy                          Foundation

Vacancy                          Foundation

Vacancy                          Foundation Trustee

Mrs Laura McNulty            The Clerk to the Governors
 

The role of Governors

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school

  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

 

(Taken from the National Governance Association)

 

Key responsibilities governing bodies should perform in order to fulfill their statutory duties

 

Pupils

  1. Promote pupil attainment in all areas

  2. Promote improvements in pupil attainment

  3. Improve assessed pupil progress in English and maths

  4. Make effective use of pupil premium funding to close the attainment gap

  5. Meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs (SEND)

  6. Promote the highest possible standards of pupil behaviour

  7. Ensure the provision of appropriate sex education

  8. Ensure the provision of extra-curricular activities

 

Leadership

  1. Ensure all the necessary child protection procedures are in place

  2. Oversee pupil admission arrangements

  3. Oversee the implementation of a home school agreement

  4. Oversee vigorous and effective teacher appraisal

 

Staff

  1. Ensure pay arrangements for all staff are cost effective and fair

  2. Provide the best possible staff, at all levels, throughout school

  3. Conduct the Head teacher’s performance management

 

Other

  1. Guarantee that all aspects of the school’s finances are properly managed

  2. Guarantee that all the relevant health and safety procedures are implemented

  3. Provide and maintain the highest possible quality of buildings and facilities

  4. Oversee the implementation of fair and effective complaints and grievance procedures.