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The Governing Body

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 and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. 

 

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The Full Governing Body meets at least six times a year but Governors also attend subsidiary committee meetings focussed on Learning and Resources.

The Learning Committee hold the school to account for the educational standards achieved and the quality of education provided. It sets targets for pupils' education and measures the school against those targets.

The Resources Committee is responsible for financial matters . It engages in the setting of the annual school budget and reviews it on a regular basis. Staff appointments, appraisal and pay, and the maintenance of all aspects of the school premises also fall within the remit of this group.

 

 

 

 Meet The Governors of Cheriton Primary School

 

Mrs C Cholerton - Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor (appointed by LA)
Term of Office: 18.03.15 - 21.09.18
Member of Resources and Learning Committees

 


Mr S Murfitt - Vice Chair
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 18.03.15 - 17.03.19
Safer Recruitment Governor
Member of Learning Committee


Mrs E Brett
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 18.03.15 - 17.03.19
Chair of Learning Committee

 


Mr P Debont
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 01.04.15 - 31.03.19
Member of Learning Committee

 


Dr A Flett
Parent Governor (elected by Parents)
Term of Office: 13.10.14 - 12.10.18
Member of Resources Committee

 

 

Mr A Goldsworthy

Headteacher Governor

Term of Office: 01.09.15 -

Member of Resources and Learning Committees

 


Mrs F Lawrence
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 18.03.15 - 17.03.19
Safer Recruitment Governor
Member of Resources Committee

Development & Training Governor and Safer Recruitment Governor

 


Mr N Parmley 
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 01.10.16 - 30.09.20
Member of Resources Committee

Governor Forum Representative.

 

 

Ms Brenna Weston Bell

Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)

SEND Governor

Member of the Learning Committee

Term of Office: 10.01.17 - 09.01.21

 

 

Mr B Ward
Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Member of the Resources Committee
Term of Office: 05.05.17 - 04.05.21

 

 

Mrs R Haskins

Staff Governor (elected by members of school staff)

Member of the Learning Committee
Term of Office: 01.09.17 - 

 

 

Mr J Chaplin

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Member of the _______ Committee

Term of Office: 

 

Reverend Graham Bowkett
Associate Member
Term of Office: 24.09.17 - 25.09.19
Attends Full Governing Body meetings only
with no voting rights.

 


Ms F Greenwood

Clerk to the Governors
Term of Office commenced 21.06.17

 

 

 

 

Pictures from Friday's remembrance service are available in the Latest News section.
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