The Governing Body
The Governors at Greenmount Community Primary School are a highly effective, committed group of people who offer support and challenge as part of the effective leadership of the school. Our role is to oversee the way that the school is run, ensuring that it fulfils all statutory responsibilities and our children get the best education possible.
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 Headteacher (acting as a ‘critical friend’).
Governors receive regular reports on standards and teaching. They visit the school regularly – covering all classes – to monitor progress, identify any issues and provide an oversight. They are also responsible for managing the budget of the school. They attend relevant training courses within the school and externally and are also involved in interviewing candidates for staff vacancies when they arise.
The Headteacher 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.
Follow the links below for further information on the Governing Body at Greenmount Community Primary 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.
Further information about School Governors can be found on the Isle of Wight council website: