Members of the governing body care very much for the well-being of the children and the school. The governing body has a general responsibility to ensure the school is run effectively and provides the best education for its children. To carry out its duties effectively, the governing body works closely with the headteacher and senior staff.
School governors are volunteers who give their time freely to support a school. The governing body is made up of a combination of elected, appointed and community governors. Parents and staff elect some of the governors whilst the local authority (LA) appoints others. Community governors are those who have been elected by at least two-thirds of other governors to represent the local community. All governors usually serve a four-year term of office.
The governing body's main duties are to advise and challenge the headteacher in implementing school policies, surveying parents' views, reporting annually to parents, setting budgets, responding to inspection, recruitment, staff discipline and appeals. The governing body monitors all of the above, along with the standards of education and achievement, in order to hold the school to account.
The governing body may be contacted in writing via the school office. All correspondence should be addressed to the chair, Mr S. Kenworthy.