The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Diocese, Parents, Staff and Local Community, all of whom donate their time and expertise freely for the benefit of the schools. They all bring something different, whether that is educational, professional or spiritual.
The Governors are responsible for the overall strategic direction and focus of the school. They are not responsible for the day-to-day running of the schools, which rests with Carol Clough, the headteacher, and her staffing team. Governors approve school policies and procedures, agree budgets, ensure the National Curriculum is taught to all children to the highest standard, that the children can learn in a clean and safe environment and also act as a “critical friend” to the Head. They offer support and advice, but where necessary they also challenge and ask questions that parents would want them to be asking.
The Governors meet regularly at Full Governing Body meetings, of which there are 6 a year, one per term. Every Governor, where possible, attends these meetings which usually last 2-3 hours. In addition, all Governors belong to at least one of four Committees. As part of a Governing Body Audit and Self-Evaluation, the Governing Body decided to streamline our Committees, make them more efficient, and have a more even workload across the team. There are agreed new Terms of Reference for these Committees, which set out what each Committee will be responsible for. All Governors sit on at least one Committee, Strategic, Business, Standards or Admissions depending upon their skills and experience.
In addition to this, each Governor has at least one area of responsibility which might be a curriculum area or individual class the school. This Governor will work closely with the relevant Staff Member throughout the academic year, reporting back to the Full Governing Body.
Please find the latest Annual Governance Statement 2016 – 2017
If you would like to find out more about the governing body and even consider becoming a school governor, please feel free to speak to any of our governors at anytime, or contact our chair of governors through the school office.
Please find the details of our current school governors here: Governing Body List
Our Governors email address is: email@example.com