"Governors are supportive, clearly demonstrate high expectations and are committed to providing all pupils with an equal chance to learn. They have a secure knowledge of the strengths of the school and recognise where improvements need to be made. They also ensure that pupil premium funding has an impact on the achievement of the pupils it is intended for. Governors frequently visit the school and receive good quality reports from staff and external consultants to help them get a clear understanding of the quality of teaching and the achievement of pupils."
OFSTED report December 2012
The role of our governing body is to support and challenge the head teacher and the senior leadership team so that the vision that we have set for the school is both adopted and driven forward. I, as chair, have been very fortunate to have a governing body full of dedicated and professional governors. Their wealth of varied experience in both the education and commercial sectors has led to help the head teacher and myself manage the improvements that we have all seen in our school.
As governors, we are involved in all aspects of school life. The governors of the full governing body meets once a term. We also have a number of committees - Finance & Staffing, House and Curriculum - which also meet once per term and each are made up of approximately five governors. These committees provide reports and recommendations to the full governing body. Alongside this we also have Link governors who work closely with different educational areas within the school. These linked governors also provide reports to the full governing body so that we have a closer understanding of the subject areas.