School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country (currently numbering over 250,000) and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school. Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.
The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body:
Ide governors include parent governors, community or co-opted governors, together with the head teacher, deputy head and one staff governor. We come from varied occupational backgrounds and so have a good mixture of expertise and skills.
Types of governors explained:
Full governing body meetings take place once or twice a term. In addition there are one or two termly meetings of each of the two committees - Pupils,Teaching & Learning and Resources.
The Pupils,Teaching & Learning Committee is responsible for everything to do with your child’s learning - monitoring teaching and learning and the use of Pupil Premium and SEN expenditure, checking on pupil attendance, welfare and behaviour and reviewing performance data.
The Resources Committee is responsible for setting and reviewing the school budget, monitoring spending each term and overseeing the maintenance, safety and security of the premises and the review, training and welfare of staff.
Governors also visit the school once a term as part of their monitoring /support role. This provides us with a welcome opportunity to get to know the staff and children and to share in the day to day work and achievements of the children, their teachers and other staff. We also try to get to as many school events as possible which is another opportunity for us to get to know the children and you, their parents, grandparents and other carers Minutes of all meetings are filed in the school office and are available to view on request Alternatively they can be viewed on the website.
You can contact the chair of governors
by email email@example.com
or by writing to: Mrs Ann Boyce, 1 Old Vicarage Close, Ide, EX2 9RE
To see full details of Ide Governors 2018-19 click on the link below
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