School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
Key roles of governors:
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
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 the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people.
Effective governance will include these core features:
Chair of Governors: Mrs Jessica Merrit (01384 816845) Responsibility for Safeguarding and SEND
Mr Mark Thomas (Parent Governor) - Responsibility for Pupil Premium and Behaviour
Miss Leah Wooldridge (Associate Governor)- Responsibility for Curriculum
Mrs Jaynie Berry- Responsibility for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium
Mrs Jeannette Mackinney- CEO of Hales Valley Trust
Mr Mark Simpson, Chair of Board of Directors
Mr Neil Bate, Associate Governor