Governors’ information and duties

Governors’ information and duties

Govenors : Welcome

The Governing body support the school leadership team in it’s aim to continually improve the quality of teaching, leadership and management in order to raise pupil’s academic standards, encourage good behaviour and create a safe working and learning environment.

By being involved in strategic planning and understanding the school’s strengths and weaknesses we are able to challenge when appropriate, encourage where necessary and continually support the school in its drive for excellence.

The Governing body are responsible for ensuring the management of financial resources are overseen and are used effectively. We do this by working with the Headteacher in making decisions about how the budget is spent and regularly monitor how the school uses its resources in order to address priorities relating to standards and secure improvement.

Not only do we have the tools and systems in place to enable us to carry out our responsibilities, ensuring our statutory duties are met, but continual self evaluation ensures we are doing everything possible to overcome any barriers to learning.

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 constitution 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

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.

Our Governors

Sharon Power
Chair, Parent Governor

Christine Ryan
Head Teacher Governor

Steph Horvath
Staff Governor

Matt Beer
Foundation Governor

Felicity Cockbaine
Vice Chair, Co-Opted Governor

Andrew Prince
Co-Opted Governor

Joanna Grant
Parent Governor

Petra Wagstaff
Parent Governor

Ruby Ahsan
Parent Governor

Penni Powers
Foundation Governor

Sandra Webster
Local Authority Governor Vacancy

 

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Cold Harbour School
Highland Close
Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 7PD

Phone: 01908 270 377

Email: office@coldharbour.milton-keynes.sch.uk

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