The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
Key roles of governors:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
- Determining how the school's budget is spent
- The appointing and dismissing of staff
- Hearing appeals and grievances
- Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
- Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
- Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
- Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
The Governing Body at Braybrook Primary School works in close partnership with the staff, to ensure the continued success of our school. Our Governing Body is made up of a diverse group of people who perform different roles.
The Governing Body meets regularly throughout the school year as a Full Governing Body, as sub-committees, which oversee ‘Pupil Achievement’ or ‘Resources’ (Personnel, Premises and Finance) and as working parties, which convene as required.
There are different types of governors at our school. These include:
Parent Governors: Parent governors are elected by and from the parents of registered pupils at the school. The school will advise parents when there are vacancies.
Staff Governors: Staff governors are elected by the staff at the school. They cease to hold office when they cease to work at the school. At Braybrook Primary School, the Headteacher has chosen to be a governor.
Local Authority Governors: These appointments are made by the local authority and may reflect the local political balance. Nominations are put forward by the school governing body and local political parties.
Co - Opted Governors: These appointments are made by the governing body. They are people who, in the opinion of the Governing Body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Associate Members: Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committees. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote. They should be appointed because of specific expertise and experience that they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Should you wish to contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs Sarah Morton, please feel free to write via the school office.