The Main Roles of the Governing Body are:
To Provide a Strategic View
The governing body should help to set, and keep under review, the broad policies and procedures within which the Headteacher and staff should run the school.
In all its work, the governing body should focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.
Monitoring and Challenge
The governing body is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the schools effectiveness, asking challenging questions and pressing for improvement. The headteacher is responsible for leading the school providing high quality education and for the day-to-day management of the school.
To Ensure Accountability
The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school and decide on strategic direction. The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. It is not the role of governors to rubber-stamp every decision of the headteacher.
Supporting the School
Governors are expected to act as a champion for the school in the local community. Governors are expected to remember the importance of confidentiality, whilst representing specific sections of the school community.
Governor Types and Terms of Office
New Constitution from 31st July 2015
(1 x Local Authority , 1 x Head , 1 x Staff, 6 x Co-Opted, 3 x Parents )
|Name||Type||Term Ends||Pecuniary Interest|
|Joan Grant||Head||n/a||Member of school staff|
|Vacancy||Local Authority||01.09.23||Employed by a national company based locally|
|Michelle Ashcroft||Staff||11.10.21||Member of school staff|
|Sarah Sanders||Co-opted||11.10.21||Employed at SureStart|
|Smitesh Patel||Co-opted||08.12.19||Employed at Airport|
|John Fleming||Co-opted||03.10.22||Employed at MHA|
|Daniel Bousfield||Co-opted||18/03/24||Teacher in Stockport|
|Jenny Cummings||Co-opted||18/03/24||Outreach worker|
|Jan Jesson||Parent||28.06.20||Children at school. Qualified Accountant|
|Sarah Edwards||Parent||17.11.2021||Child at school . Employed by a charitable trust.|
|Julie Dawson||Co-opted||28.06.20||None (Chair)|
|Wendy Ashworth||Parent||28.06.20||Child at school. Employed by an airline.|
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