What we do
What is a school Governing Board?
The Governing Board is responsible for ensuring pupils receive a high-quality education. Governors work as a team with the Head Teacher in the strategic planning and management of the school.
Our responsibilities include consideration and agreement of the aims and policies of the school; discussion and approval of the targets for improvement; appointment of the Head Teacher and staff; setting and monitoring the budget; monitoring the performance of the school; and reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks.
What is the role?
School governors are volunteers. The information for prospective governors on the Gloucestershire County Council website gives a useful overview: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/schoolsnet/governors.
We are a proactive team, committed to developing ourselves and the school. We draw on our skills and experience, sharing ideas and knowledge, to challenge and support the school to be the best it can be.
How much time do we spend?
Typically, we spend a couple of hours per week in term time doing our role:
- attend meetings in school
- deliver actions from these meetings
- research, read and analyse reports, guidance and policies
- visit school during the teaching day to meet with teachers and children
- attend local and national governors’ associations briefings and conferences.
When are our meetings/visits?
Our school’s Full Governing Board meetings are held on Mondays from 6.00-8.30 pm, 6 per year.
The Chair of our Governing Board is Mrs Iola Garbett.
Some governors also have statutory roles and/or sit on the Finance and Resources or Policies Committees. These meetings happen at various times throughout the year, depending on what needs to be discussed.
The Chair of our Finance and Resources Committee is Conal McCrum. The Chair of our Policies Committee is Roger Streatfield.
Governors are allocated to a Key area Team to monitor the curriculum through liaison with the teachers. It’s important for us to talk to teachers and children, so we each visit the school throughout the year.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor or would like more information: get in touch with the School Office or directly with our Chair of Governors on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Governance Statement
You can read about the work we have carried out each year in our annual statements.