Chair of Governors - Mr. Nick Boden
Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs. Barbara Ransom
Clerk to Governors - Miss. Victoria Simonds
The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils.
The individual governor has a responsibility, working alongside other members of the governing body, to the staff and pupils of the school and the school's wider community. Governors must have an interest in our children's future, be willing to contribute and make a difference, respect the need for confidentiality and be able to work as part of a team. Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school.
What governors do:
Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school's development.
Together with the headteacher, responsibilities of governing bodies include:
Governors provide the headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They ask searching questions and respect the headteacher's position as the professional leader of the school.
How much time does it take up?
The amount of time each person gives to the role will vary. However you will need to be willing to:
The governing body must meet at least once a term, but you may also be asked to serve on at least one committee. Meetings are normally during the evening but may also be during the day.
As a full-time worker will I still have time to be a school governor?
Many governors are in full-time work and most governing body meetings tend to take place in the evening. However, you would need to check carefully the number of meetings you would be expected to attend and when they usually take place. Also bear in mind that you might want to spend time getting to know the school in other ways and joining in its activities, which may take place during the daytime.
Support for governors
If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school office for more information.