What do governing bodies do?...

Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governing bodies are the key strategic decision-making body of every school. It is their role to set the school’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met.

The governing body should ensure that the school has a medium to long-term vision for its future. The governing body should also ensure that there is a robust strategy in place for achieving its vision. This strategy should address the fundamental questions of where are we now, where do we want to be, and how are we going to get there.

The governing body should set and safeguard a school ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community. This includes high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils in the school, and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors.

  1. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Governing bodies should work to support and strengthen the leadership of the Headteacher, and hold them to account for the day-to-day running of the school, including the performance management of teachers. Governing bodies should play a strategic role, and avoid routine involvement in operational matters. It should focus strongly on holding the Headteacher to account for exercising her professional judgement in these matters and of all their other duties.

  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent Governing bodies are responsible for making sure their school’s money is well spent.

They should do this by making sure they have at least one governor with specific skills and experience of financial matters, and by asking questions such as:

Source: DfE, Governors’ Handbook, September 2014

The governing body helps to set, and keep under review, the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school. In all its work, the governing body focuses on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

The Governing Body


Cathy Gillespie
Headteacher


Mujibur Rahman
Chair of Governors


Robert Sutton
Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governors


Ahmad Dawood


Sandeep Lard


Enamul Huq


Rebaka Sultana

Co-Opted Governors


Elaine Ashplant


Oliver Turnbull


Motiur Rahman

 

Staff Governor


Frank Murphy

Link Governors

Members of the Governing Body are allocated a link to school standards.

Name

Governor Type

Selected Link

Mujibur Rahman- Chair

Local Authority

 

Robert Sutton- Vice Chair

Co-opted

Safeguarding CP

Ahmed Dawood

Parent

Health & Safety

Curriculum Equalities

Sandeep Lard

Parent

SEND & Inclusion

Rebaka Sultana

Parent

 

Enamul Huq

Parent

 

Motiur Rahman

Co-opted

 

Elaine Ashplant

Co-opted

Curriculum Committee

Oliver Turnbull

Co-opted

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

Cathy Gillespi

Headteacher

 

Register of Business Interest

Governors Terms of Office

Governors Meeting Dates 2016-17

Governors Academic Calendar 2016/17

Committee Structure

Governing Body Minutes

Whole Governing Body

Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

"[Pupils make] good progress in writing compared to the national average"

- Ofsted, 2017