The terms of office for our two parent governors come to an end in August. If you would like to stand for election as a parent governor do fill in the nomination form below and return it by 3pm on 26th June 2019 to our Returning Officer, Heather Wylie.
If you would like to find out more about being a governor do please read through our Governors page and/or talk about the role with Ellie Helme or Rob Cox, our two current parent governors. You could also come and talk to our Headteacher, Hilary Latimer.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We have a full and proactive governing body, many of whom are either parents or past parents of children at our school. We hold five full governing body meetings a year and consist of 12 members made up from the following groups:
2 elected Parent Governors
1 Local Authority
1 elected Staff Governor
7 Foundation Governors:
As a governing body we are not expected to be professional educators – we set the strategic direction of the school and ensure there is sufficient accountability – we act as a ‘critical friend’ for our Head teacher and his staff and provide them with constructive challenge.
As a Voluntary Aided school our governing body has specific responsibilities such as being the employers at the school and we set our own Admissions Policy. Our governors also have specific responsibilities for curriculum areas, a list of subject coordinators and link governors can be found below.
We operate on a committee basis in which all governors participate. Briefly these are as follows:
Foundation Governors (promote the Christian ethos within the school, monitor the effectiveness of Collective Worship and Religious Education and maintain the links with our three local churches)
Admissions Committee (reviewing admissions arrangements, administering the admissions process and admissions appeals)
Finance, Buildings & Staffing Committee (monitoring income and expenditure and forecast projections, advises on building and staffing issues and reviewing the staffing structure of the school)
Pay Committee (to apply the criteria set by the whole school pay policy in determining the pay of each member of staff at the annual review)
Development Committee (supporting the delivery and monitoring the achievement of the School Development Plan)
For a who’s who please see the attached list of members and their committees/responsibilities.
If you would be interested in becoming a governor at our school please do come and talk to our Headteacher or our School Business Manager.