The Governing Body who are they

and what is their role ?

All the governors are volunteers who are elected, co-opted or representatives of other official bodies with an interest in the school. Different governors take up individual responsibilities within the body such as members of committees or for overseeing certain subjects. These positions are legal requirements, and many issues and law now require the governors to obtain training from the LEA.

Governor Details
Name Type of Governor
Revd Mick Norman Ex-officio
David Lloyd Head Teacher
Dave Harrold Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Ron Carson Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Malcolm Glover Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Rob Evans Foundation Goodacre and Turner
Christine Grantham Parent Foundation
Janice Hodgkinson Teacher Elected by Teaching Staff
Judith Richards Parent Foundation
Jean Rose LEA Representative
Suzanne Spencer Staff Elected By support Staff
David Shaw Minor Authority Co-opted Governor

The Strategic Role of the Governing Body

There is much that a governing body could do but time and resources are limited. The priorities in schools change from year to year. A governing body will help establish high expectations and develop the school if it ensures positive relationships, challenges complacency and provides a practical policy framework within which the school can operate. The following strategic roles are essential aspects of the annual cycle of work for a governing body.

1. Aims and Values

Ensure a clear set of aims, values and principles are in place which are understood by all and can be seen operating on a day to day basis throughout the school.

2. Policy Framework

Ensure that a range of policies are in place which provide a framework within which the headteacher and staff can manage the school on a day to day basis.

3. School Development Plan

The governing body should play an integral part in the annual school development planning cycle and have a clear view about medium and long term aims for the school stretching over a number of years. The school development plan should also identity the governing body's long term aims and development needs.

4. Monitoring

The governing body has an important role in collecting information about how the school works, asking challenging questions as a "critical friend" and encouraging development and a pursuit of high standards and achievement.

Alongside these key strategic roles, the governing body has some specific roles which require space within a annual program of work. These are:-

- review of admissions issues

- premises issues

- personnel matters including pay review and performance management

- pupil exclusions

- complaints