About the Governing Body
Many people – parents, children and members of the community, often wonder what it is that governors do.
In brief, the governing body is the school’s accountable body. We are responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. Our goal is to ensure that your children are part of a successful school which gives them an excellent education and supports their wellbeing.
To make sure this happens the governing body has three main responsibilities:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school. Governors set the values, aims and objectives for the school and agree on the policies needed to achieve them. We are also involved in setting targets and agreeing on the strategy for school improvement – which includes approving the budget and agreeing on the staffing structure.
- Challenging and supporting school. Once the strategic direction is set, governors have a crucial role in challenging and supporting school by regularly monitoring, reviewing and evaluating policies, progress towards targets, the school improvement strategy and the budget and staffing structure.
- Accountability. As already mentioned the governors are the accountable body of the school. To ensure that this responsibility is met we sign off the school’s own self evaluation reports, we cooperate with and respond to reports from Ofsted when necessary, and we have regular conversations with Mrs Beatty about the performance of the school.
In addition it is also governors’ responsibility to ensure you, as parents, and your children at the school, are involved and consulted, and kept well informed about things that you need to know.
Who can be a Governor?
The Governing Body is a diverse group of people from different areas of our community including parents, school staff, people appointed by the local authority and, in the case of faith schools, representation through foundation governors. Foundation governors are appointed especially to preserve and develop the religious character of the school, four from St Michael and All Angels Church, and four from Trinity Methodist Church.
Our Current School Governors
For a full list of the school governors and their areas of responsibility click here.
Register of Business Interests
Please click here for the Register of Business Interests.