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Welcome to the Governors Page of our website.


Our Chair of Governors is Clare Colmore.

Who are the school governors?


The school governing body shall consist of:
7x Co-Opted Governors;
Miss Sophie Russell (Vice Chair of Governors)
Mrs Anna Stapleton
Mr Andrew Sharp
Mr Mark Cotterrill
Mrs Dianne Finnie
2 vacancies

1x Headteacher;
Mrs Alison Thomas
1x Local Authority Governor
Clare Colmore (Chair of Governors)
4x Elected Parent Governors;

Mrs katrina Woodward
Mr Tendai Rushwaya
Mrs Debbie Brown
1 vacancy

1x Elected Staff Governor:
Mrs Lisa Hyland


What do they do?
The role of the governing body is to take a largely strategic role in the running of the school.
This includes:
Setting up a strategic framework for the school and helping to decide the school's strategy for improvement;
Setting its aims, objectives and priorities.
Agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives;
Monitoring and reviewing aims, objectives and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved;
Acting as a critical friend by asking questions and push for improvements as well as
promoting the interests of the school and its pupils;
Ensure accountability by discussing and refining proposals while respecting the professional roles of the Head Teacher and other staff.
In its turn the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider local community for the schools overall performance.
The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. This is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.


Powers and Duties of the Governing Body
The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement
Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stages 1 and 2
Managing the school's budget;
Making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based.
Reporting National Curriculum assessments and examination results.
Appointing the head teacher and deputy head teacher, determining how the appointment of other staff will be managed and establishing procedures for management of staff conduct and discipline and staff grievances;
Reviewing the school’s performance management policy
Managing governor's duties to pupils with Special Educational Needs under Section 317 of the Education Act 1996; and
Drawing up an action plan after an inspection.


Committees
We have the following sub-committees:


Personnel, Building, Finance and General Purposes Committee (Chair: Lisa Hyland)

Evaluation, Achievement and Curriculum Committee (Chair: Sophie Russell)

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