The governing body works with the headteacher and the staff at the school to make sure that the school provides a good quality of education for all its pupils. Governors work in partnership with the headteacher to set the strategic direction of the school.
Governors have three main roles:
to provide strategic direction for the school
to act as a critical friend to the headteacher
to ensure accountability
School governors have legal duties powers and responsibilities. They work together, they cannot act individually and they are appointed for four years.
The Governing Body consists of:
Local council representatives
Parent governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body but they speak as individuals at meetings.
Copies of minutes of governors’ meetings are available in the school office.
School Governors as of September 2023
Chairperson: Mrs Vicky Pannell (Chair of Governors)
Vice Chair: Ms Ophelia Cole,
Members: Miss Julie Kemp, Mrs Cassie Larcombe, Mrs Lisa Hunt, Mr Jeremy Rawlings , Miss Cath Broadhead and Mrs Haylie Broughton
Associate members: Mrs Rebecca Hook
Ex-officio: Mrs Jo Orbell
Clerk to the Governing Body: Mr Barry Wardle
For further information and details on attendance please see attached files.
As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voice and perspective is essential to good governance and effective running of our school. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors which may then be used to target recruitment to address experience and diversity, develop and adapt board practices to ensure inclusivity, prioritise training and awareness and to address any potential blind spots on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks.However we are unable to publish this data as it would mean that individuals could be disadvantaged due to the size of the governing board.