The Governing Body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school. They do not manage the school – this is the role of the headteacher and senior leadership team, but they do oversee the development of the school – their main aim being to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.
The governing body has three main roles:-
Strategic Governors are responsible, in consultation with all our stakeholders, for setting the vision for the school we want and creating the strategic plan to make sure the school develops as we wish it to do. The current strategic plan is found here on the website, and governors review our progress regularly.
Accountability Governors are responsible for holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. Performance tables are available via the Gov.UK website, and minutes of our meetings are available here which show how we check progress and achievement.
Finances Governors are responsible for overseeing financial performance and making sure money is always well spent, e.g. you will find details of how we spend grants here on the website.
Mrs Polly McMeeking
Chair of Governors
Due to the pandemic, governors postponed their formal consultations regarding the new strategic plan for 2020-23. Whilst work is continuing, the draft document will be delayed until May 2021. Our vision for the school remains the same, and our work has not been affected by the delay, but it has allowed us time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented to us by the last 18 months of disruption, and this will inform our strategic decision making.