Meet the Governors
Chair of Governors
Mrs Becky Veal
Mrs Anna Jones
Mrs Dina Wilson
Mr Mike McCarthy
Mrs Laura Holborow
Mrs Lisa Wright
Miss Janet Davis
Mr Jon Hill
Clerk to Governors
Mrs Hayley Bach
What do School Governors do?
Governors are strategic leaders in schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
Our school Governing Body is made up of Co-opted, Parent, Staff and Local Authority Governors. Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the link between the School and the Community it serves.
Each individual Governor is a member of the governing body and all decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.
Our role as a Governing Body is to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Support the Headteacher, but hold her to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
- Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
As Governors, we attend meetings, we ask questions after having read the associated paperwork, we make school visits and attend school events. We also have special responsibilities assigned to us, for example, Development and Training, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Special Educational Needs, Maths, English, IT, Early Years Foundation Stage, Teaching & Learning, Finances, Personal Development, Headteacher’s Performance Management and Pay Committees. We also are involved in reviewing policies and the school’s budget.
No individual Governor is expected to know it all. The strength of a Governing Body relies upon members from a variety of backgrounds, we share out the duties amongst us, and take decisions as a group. We attend training covering all aspects of governance, including an induction training for new Governors.
The role of a Governor is demanding but rewarding at the same time; it is about the knowledge that we are helping the school and pupils reach their potential, the satisfaction of giving something back to the community, a sense of purpose and achievement, and the opportunity to work as a part of a team committed to achieve the best for the whole school community.
(The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All Governors’ appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure).