Govenors :: Role and Functions
School governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the LA, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body. For example, parent governors do not represent the parents at the school and do not report back to them.
The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Setting targets for pupil achievement
- Managing the school's finances
- Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
- Appointing staff
- Reviewing staff performance and pay
Our governing body delegates it functions to two committees; Curriculum and Standards (C and S) and Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP).
The Governing Body consitution comprises of 11 governors:
- 1 Local Authority governor
- 1 Head teacher governor
- 2 Foundation governors
- 4 parent governors
- 1 staff governor
- 2 co-opted governor
Academic year 2016 - 17
Chair of Governors: Sharon Power
Chair of C and S committee: Amanda Nicholas
Chair of FPP committee: Darren Ashpole
The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so. Further information and reading can be found on the National Governors' Association website.