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.
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Chaddesley Corbett Educational Foundation.
Local Authority Governors are appointed by our Worcestershire County Councillor.
Parent Governors are voted for by parents, elections are held when necessary.
Staff Governors the Head teacher is a governor because of being in that role. Other Staff governors are elected by the rest of the staff when necessary.
Apart from the Head teacher who will be a governor for as long as they are at the school, all other governors serve for a term of four years. A governor may serve for more than one term.
Associate Governors are people who have special skills and offer their services to the school as and when required. They do not have voting rights and do not serve for a set period of time.
Mrs Gill Griffiths
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.