School Governing Body
The key functions of the Governing Body are to:
- agree the aims and objectives for the school;
- set the policies to achieve those objectives;
- set challenging but realistic targets for teaching and monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making;
- be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher (acting as a ‘critical friend’).
The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and working to the objectives agreed by the governing board. The Governing Body provides the framework within which he and his staff work.
HOW THE GOVERNORS WORK AT GREENMOUNT
- Receives reports from each committee (as below) to provide an overview of the work and direction of the school.
- Monitors the Action Log which feeds into each meeting agenda.
- Ratifies policies.
- Provides, in collaboration with the Head, Deputy and staff, strategic direction and vision for the school.
- Contributes, in collaboration with the Head, Deputy and staff, to establish, monitor and evaluate sections of the School Development Plan and all policies/plans/procedures relating to Leadership, Finance, Staffing and management of the school.
- Keeps relevant sections of the School Self-Evaluation under review and updates as necessary.
- Considers all aspects of financial management, including the budget and offers challenge where appropriate.
- Holds school leadership to account for the performance management of staff and leadership of the curriculum.
Achievement and Standards –
- Audits, monitors and provides strategic direction to improve all aspects relating to the achievement and standards of the school and quality of provision.
- Considers all policies relating to curriculum, assessment and safeguarding.
- Reviews pupil progress data including of specific groups of children, for instance those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, those with additional needs and higher attaining children.
- Reviews progress towards achievement of objectives in the strategic plan of the school.
A smaller group oversees and provides management and leadership support to the Pre-school.
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give something back to your local community. If you are interested in finding out more about governance or feel you have something to offer please get in touch – again via reception.
Governors are listed below:
|Current Constitution and Members|
|Date of Appointment||Pecuniary Interests||
Attendance Full Governing Body Meetings
Attendance at Committee Meetings
|10 Co-opted Governors|
|Alistair Calder (Chair FGB and Leadership and Management)||15.1.15||—||100%||100%|
|Canon Graham Morris (Vice Chair)||15.1.15||29%||40%|
|Ann Ross (Chair Achievement & Standards Committee)||15.1.15||57%||100%|
|Philip Nettleton||12.3.15||100% (from appointment)||100% (from appointment)|
|Alison Lockey||12.3.15||100% (from appointment)||100% (from appointment)|
|Jaki Dzuiba||12.3.15||75% (from appointment)||100% (from appointment)|
|2 Parent Governors|
|1 Local Authority|
|1 Staff Governor|
|Clerk to Governors|