Welcome to our Governors page where you can see the names of the people who take on the varying different roles within our Governing Body.
Governors are people who are passionate about the school, they work together as a community to make sure that every child is given the best education, opportunities and experiences possible.
Our School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. This includes promoting British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Our Christian ethos is deeply rooted in the school’s vision: ‘Head, Hand, Heart – With our heads we learn, with our hands we create and with our hearts we love and care for each other’ and our three 3 core values; Wisdom, Creation and Love. This permeates through our work as Governors helping us to ensure that our children develop into happy and confident young people with the skills to be independent, motivated learners who value the joy of learning.
The Governors work extremely closely with the school, questioning, challenging and supporting to ensure that together we ensure that every child has the opportunity to be enriched, excited and succeed.
As Governors, our three areas of responsibility are:
Establishing the strategic direction, by:
- Agreeing the vision, values and objectives for the school
- Supporting the Headteacher, who is responsible for implementing policies, for day-to-day management of the school and for delivering the curriculum
Ensuring accountability, by:
- Monitoring progress towards targets
- Engaging with stakeholders
Ensuring accountability, by:
- · Setting the budget
- · Ensuring value for money is obtained
Governing Body make up
The school governors are all volunteers and each bring different skills and experiences to the governing body so that it is both balanced and capable. Different aspects of governance are delegated to sub-committees, the main ones being:
- Curriculum; and
- Finance, Premises and Health and Safety;
That said, all decisions and responsibilities lie with the full governing body, not individual governors.
The present Local Governing Body, including Roles and Responsibilities and terms of office, can be found at the following link.
The link also provides details of any former Governors who have served over the prior academic year and the attendance of Governors at governor body and committee meetings over the last academic year.
Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about our Governing Body.
Information about the governors’ terms of office can be found here:
Statement of Behaviour Principles from the Governing Body (link)