|Chair, Foundation Governor||Mr J Wardle|
|Vice-Chair, Parent Governor||Mrs A Care|
|Co-opted Governor||Mrs S Rigby|
|Acting Headteacher, Ex officio||Mrs A Martin|
|Staff Governor||Mrs L Taylor|
Our Governing Body
The role of the school governor is a demanding but very rewarding one. Governors’ work is voluntary and, as such, we fully respect and appreciate the level of commitment required to be a governor. Our governing body is responsible for working with us to ensure that we deliver a good quality education. Together with Mrs Martin, our acting headteacher who is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, they set our school’s aims and policies.
Governors have three main roles:
• To provide strategic direction for the school
• To support and challenge the work of the Headteacher and other leaders in school
• To ensure accountability and financial probity
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
• Determining how the school’s budget is spent
• The appointing and dismissing of staff
• Hearing appeals and grievances
• Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
• Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
• Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
• Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
Who can be a school governor?
You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What’s really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education. When a new governor is required, for example, we may put out a request for someone who has a specific skill or competence that will enhance the team.
Governors come from all sections of the community, and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team, and can give commitment to the school.
There are usually, depending on the size of the school, between 9 – 20 people who make up the governing body. Advice, support and training for the role is given by Telford and Wrekin Council. Some governors are elected by parents, some are appointed by the governing body itself, the local authority and the local church. This ensures our governing body reflects the communities it serves.
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