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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:

Getting In Touch
If you have any concerns about the school these should always be raised in the first place with the Head teacher, Mr May or his Deputy, Mrs Smallwood-Butler who are responsible for the day to day running of the school.
If you are not satisfied with the result of this or have other matters which you think should be raised with Governors you can contact them at any time via reception at the school. The Chair of Governors Stephen Vaughan will be happy to discuss any issues you have – but again note that day-to-day issues should be raised first with the 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:

https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/School-Governors/Faqs