Why do schools have governing bodies?
Every school has a Governing body which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. School governors work with the staff and local authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school.
What is the function of a governing body?
There are three core functions that a governing body requires as reflected in the Ofsted criteria:
1. Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction; engaging stakeholders; and ensuring that statutory duties are met
2. Hold the Headteacher to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; to challenge and strengthen leadership; to contribute to school evaluation
3. Ensure financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium and Sports Funding, to raise standards
Our Governing Body:
Sarah Burton, Co-Opted Governor
Rev. Tim Fox, Foundation Ex Officio
Mrs Bryony Harrison Co-Opted Governor
Mr Andrew Henry, Co-Opted Governor and Chair
Doug Hunt, Co-Opted Governor
Eric Nyilidandi, Parent Governor
Mrs Cara Page, Headteacher
Mrs Asta Reuben, Parent Governor
Mr Graham Robinson, Co-Opted Governor and Vice Chair
Ms Mina Sharma, Deputy Headteacher
Cllr Ken Taylor, LA Governor
Stevie West, Foundation Governor