Southborough C of E Primary School

Introduction

School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 300,000 governors contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at more than 30,000 schools.

The Governing Body of our school has 18 governors, drawn from the staff, parents, our local community and the Church. This helps ensure the Governing Body has sufficient diversity of views and experience. The Governing Body really draws from the skills and day jobs of its governors. Our school has governors that are accountants, surveyors, secondary school teachers, project managers, marketing & PR professionals and publishers.

The Governing Body works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, once in each term, without any separate committees. The agenda for each meeting includes all the tasks which the Governing Body is required to consider, and the Governing Body will commission assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.

In addition to commissioning activities or actions on their behalf, the Governing Body delegates monitoring activities to monitoring pairs or individuals. This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Development Plan.

In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the Governing Body at the next meeting.

While the day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher, the role of the Governing Body is to:

 

1.  Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
2.  Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
3.  Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure it’s money is well spent

If you’re interested in becoming a governor at the school, then why not find out more? Email office@southborough.kent.sch.uk and we’ll be in touch.

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