Who are the Governors and What do we do?
The Governors are a group of local people who have put themselves forward to take a hand in the running of the school. Governors are different from volunteers in that they are elected and have statutory responsibilties to fulfil - they are an integral part of the school's leadership. The role of Governor is unpaid and people put themselves forward to serve their community. Governors do not need to be experts in education - in fact it is a real benefit to have other, complimentary, experience on the Governing Body.
Governors are responsible for (among other things) agreeing school policies, for setting and monitoring the school budget and for securing positive outcomes for pupils. The Governors delegate the 'day to day' running of the school to the Headteacher who, in turn, delegates certain responsibilities to other Senior Leaders and staff. However, the Headteacher is ultimately accountable to the Governors for the performance of the school.
Governors are there to both support the school and to challenge it to be the best it can for the sake of its pupils and community. We hope you find the information in this section informative and helpful.
June Leat - Chair of Governors