What do Governors do?
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management and strategic direction of our school. Governors are unpaid volunteers who give their time freely to benefit the school and its community, often spending around 8 – 10 hours each month on school matters. They are accountable to Ofsted, the Local Authority, Pupils and Parents for the performance of the school.
It is the Governors role to work with the Headteacher to ensure the accountability of the school and that the school uses its resources to benefit the school and its pupils.
Governors duties include:
- Overseeing the schools financial performance and making sure the money it receives is well spent.
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Leading the Ethos and Strategic direction of the school
- Setting of policies to effectively manage the school
Governors Strategic Vision
Quality of Education
Our teachers have excellent subject knowledge and deliver an ambitious curriculum that meets the needs of all learners where wider reading and language underpin and support creative and critical thinking across our school community.
Behaviour and Attitudes
Our pupils consistently demonstrate positive attitudes and are intrinsically motivated and persistence in the face of difficulties. Pupils behave consistently well and demonstrate high levels of self-control ad positive attitudes to their education.
At Park we strive to provide a variety of rich experiences where pupils contribute positively to the life of the school and the wider community. We equip our pupils with ambition and aspiration, so they become happy and successful members of society and life long independent learners.
Leadership and Management
Leaders have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high quality education for all pupils. They enhance the delivery of the enriched curriculum where assessment is used to drive standards across school. Leaders are held to account by an effective and challenging Governing Board.
Leaders adopt an ambitious curriculum so that children are highly motivated and eager to learn; showing self-control and respect to all. The language rich curriculum strives to foster the social and emotional development of the unique child as well as laying a firm foundation for the best possible outcomes.
How do governors carry out their role?
The governors meet all together once each term at the Full Governing Body Meeting. There are 4 further committees where more detailed discussions take place:
- Curriculum Development
- Committee of Appointed Governors
They are also called upon from time to time to form other committee as necessary.
All governors visit the school regularly to ensure they have a good understanding of the school, its staff and its pupils. The Chair of Governors will meet with the Headteacher at least once a week or more often when necessary. Each governor is linked to a specific areas in the school, meet regularly with staff in their link area and receive bi-weekly updates from staff on their area. Findings from the updates and meetings are fed back into the full governing body meetings at regular intervals.
How is the Governing Body made up?
The governing body is made up of a representation of skills from a range of different backgrounds.
- Head Teacher (1)
- Staff (1)
- Parent (2)
- Local Authority Governor (1)
- Co-opted Governors (10)
How to become a governor
When a vacancy arises on the governing body, an election tales place.
More information about becoming school governor and what the role might involve is available on the website of the National Governors Association http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx