Much of the work of the Governing body is achieved through its committees:
Finance/Health & Safety
SEC – School Effectiveness Committee
Our Chair of Governors Miss M. Thacker can be contacted through the school office.
Our Clerk to Governors is who can be contacted through the school office.
The full governing body meets once each term and apart from specific responsibilities for curriculum, finance and employment it has responsibility for overall School strategy. The Governors visit school regularly in order to keep abreast of the quality of provision which we offer.
In consultation with the Headteacher they are responsible for the Finance, Curriculum, Management and Discipline of the school. They have regular full meetings and work the Headteacher, Diocese and Local Authority to enable the school to perform its functions. Governors are re-elected every four years.
Whilst not directly involved in the day to day running of the school (this is the role of the Headteacher and school staff) the governors are there to offer advice, expertise and to work with the school to help it provide facilities and policies which allow all pupils and staff to develop and achieve to the best of their potential.
The Governing Body acts as a critical friend and works with the school to help it be successful as well as to question what we do and make us accountable.
In a Voluntary Aided School the Governors are Trustees of the premises. They are responsible for all maintenance, repairs, improvements and extensions. Major work and improvements attract a 90% grant from the D f E. The remaining 10% and minor improvement costs have to be met by the Governing body.