The main role of the governing body
To help set up and keep under review the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school. In order to do this the governing body aims to focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.
- To monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness, acting as a ‘critical friend’.
- To ensure accountability, that is, ensuring good quality education in the school and ‘value for money’.
Parents will be invited to stand for election as parent governors every four years or as vacancies arise. Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education via the Parish Church. These appointments may be people who are not parents, but are keen to encourage the good ethos of the school.
All the governors give their time freely in order to ensure the conduct and general principles of the school are upheld. They are appreciative of comments and views held by parents.