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Governor Information

Who are the Governors?

The Full Governing Board (FGB) consists of The Chair of Governors (Vicky Richards), The Vice Chair (Andrew Cook), one of our Head Teachers (the other is an associate), a staff governor and 7 additional Governors. We try to ensure that all stakeholders (The Church, School, Parents, local community and Local Authority) are represented and that as wide a range of relevant expertise is available to the team.

All of the Governors are local people and give their time as volunteers. All share a strong belief in the importance of providing a nurturing / safe environment for children to develop a love of learning and to do the best they can.

The Full Governing Board meet every term, with extra-ordinary meetings called to discuss critical items that cannot wait for a FGB meeting. The group meets annually at the start of each academic year to co-ordinate Governing Body activities. A range of additional smaller committees/panels meet, as and when they are required.

A full list of the Governors can be found on the Governors Gallery & Information pages.

What is the role of the Governing Board?

The primary aim of all school governing bodies is to help raise standards of achievement and attainment, to ensure that the school provides a good quality education.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  The three core functions of a Governing Board are:
  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Monitoring the educational performance of the school and acting as a “critical friend” to the Headteacher.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
As a Voluntary Aided school we also have a duty to help the school maintain its Christian ethos.

To achieve these goals, the Governing Board works closely with the school. Whilst having a responsibility to hold the school to account and challenging them when necessary, we are also there to provide support.

Regular activities undertaken by Governors include: working alongside the Headteacher, staff and other stakeholders to produce the School Development Plan (that outlines the key activities & overall strategy for the school for the following year), reviewing pupil performance data, conducting school visits, auditing school policies and ongoing Governor training.