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Board of Governors

WHAT DO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS DO?

 

The Board of Govenors is made up of the Head Teacher, a member of staff, parents, one person appointed by the Local Authority, and representatives of the local community.  They meet at least once a term as a full Board of governors, as well as in committee meetings.

 

What are their responsibilities?

  • They decide, with the Head Teacher, the aims and policies of the school and how the standards of education can be improved.

  • They decide in general terms, how the school should be run.  The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

  • With the Head Teacher and staff, governors help to draw up the School Development Plan.

  • They help, with the Head Teacher and the Local Authority, to decide how to spend the school budget.

  • They make sure that the national Curriculum, Foundation Stage Curriculum and Religious Education curriculum are taught appropriately, and that the school reports on children’s attainment within this.

  • They select the Head Teacher and Deputy Heads.

  • They assist in appointing other new staff.

  • They act as a link between the school and the local community.

  • They draw up an action plan after an Ofsted inspection, and make sure that it is put into place.

 

Individual governors have no power: the Board of governors act together.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 

2018

 

Name of Governor:               Role:                                                                                     Dates of Appointment:

Mr J Pettifer      Chairman/local authority governor13/09/202112/09/2025
Mrs M SmithVice Chair/co-opted governor03/09/202102/09/2025
Mr R. DrewHead Teacher--------------------------------
Mrs F PatelParent governor14/03/202013/03/2024
Mr M AbsarParent governor14/03/202013/03/2024
Mr A HossainParent governor20/12/201719/12/2021
Mrs  KirbyCo-opted governor10/11/202109/11/2025
Mrs M JosephCo-opted governor03/09/201702/09/2021
Mrs W DempseyCo-opted governor04/03/202003/03/2024
Mr S HessionStaff governor07/02/202106/02/2025
Mr A. ZamanCo-opted governor26/06/201825/06/2022

 

 

Gearies Primary school

Board of Governors Communication Strategy

Current practice

  • The COG’s annual letter to parents
  • Minutes of Governor meetings are available in the school
  • Details about the Board of Governors are posted on the school website
  • Governor attendance at PTA events
  • Monitoring visits – feedback to pupils on roles
  • Report of governor questionnaires to parents
  • Meetings with the school council
  • Governors to wear Governor ID badges when visiting
  • Governors to accompany school visits

 

October 2019

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