Government and Ofsted expectations of Governing Bodies:
“The Governing Body should be the most important decision-making group in any school and the key body for school improvement … Governing Bodies should set the overall strategic direction of a school, hold the Headteacher to account and have a relentless focus on driving up standards”
Lord Hill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools,
NGA / NCSL publication ‘Leading Governors’, October 2011
All School Governors are volunteers and as such do not receive any payment for all their work.
Being a School Governor is demanding and challenging, it is not an easy role but can be very rewarding.
The Governing body at Huyton with Roby C.E.(Aided) Primary School plays an important role in taking on the role of ‘critical friend’both challenging and supporting the headteacher and staff in their work in providing a quality learning environment for all the children in the school. They meet as a full governing body, committee or working party on a regular basis to discuss the schools’ policies and procedures.
Governors lead the performance management of the headteacher and many governors have a specific role such as numeracy, literacy, safeguarding, special needs or child protection.
Governors learn a lot about the school by scrutinising results, visiting classes and events, speaking with parents and staff, receiving reports from the headteacher, and meeting together. We are always seeking to be leadership partners in a school that learns and improves.
Generally, governors are expected to be at about three meetings each term – sometimes more, sometimes less. In addition, governors are expected to attend training courses, read materials prior to meetings and make school visits.
The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher. Parents are eligible for election to the Governing Body. Those elections normally take place every four years.
If you would like to know more about the valuable work of the Governing Body or would like to enquire as to how to become a School Governor, please contact the school – tele: 0151 477 8460/8461 email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLERK TO GOVERNORS: Mrs Jo Richardson (SIL) (please contact via the school).
Email address:- email@example.com