The role of school governors is to set strategic direction, to hold school leaders to account for improving performance, and to make sure money is well spent.
The Government recognises the dedication of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who serve as school governors who are passionate about supporting and improving their schools.
Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers in every school and a key part of the overall system of school accountability. They have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring every child receives the best possible education.
The education system is changing rapidly. Every school needs a high performing governing body that:
- understands its responsibilities and focuses on its core strategic functions
- is made up of people with relevant skills and experience
- operates efficiently and effectively through appropriate structures and procedures
WHO ARE OUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS?
Local Authority (LA) governors – appointed by the Council;
Parent governors – parents with children at the school, elected by other parents;
Staff governors – teaching and support staff at the school;
Community governors - people with links to the local community;
Associate members – people from the local community chosen by the other governors.
At St James' we recognise that our governors work really hard to help us make our school the best it can be and we are very grateful for their time and commitment.
These are the Governors at our school: