Importance of being a Governor
At our school we are developing a strong, well-led governing body, supportive of the school, its staff and its mission. As Governors we make an important contribution to the school's well-being and effectiveness.
Being a governor is a major piece of Christian and community service. As governors we don't undertake the role lightly. It involves time, energy and a willingness to become involved in the life of the school on a regular basis over at least four years.
Governors are an integral part of the school leadership team and are responsible for;
- setting the Christian ethos of the school
- developing the school improvement plan
- making decisions about expenditure of the school budget
- challenging and holding the headteacher to account
- monitoring the implementation of policies developed in consultation with the school team.
Sometimes the governing body is referred to as the critical friend of the school. It is a strategic role. Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school: that is the responsibility of the headteacher.
In our voluntary aided school, the governing body is the employer of the staff team.
Your school's governing body is a body corporate made up of individuals who together have a significant impact on the lives of their employees, pupils and the wider community.
Foundation Governors have a special care for the school's Christian character.
Governors must behave individually and collectively in a trustworthy manner.
Should you wish to get in touch with myself [or any Governor] you may contact them, in the first instance, via the school office.
Chair of Governors
Hindley All Saints' CE Primary School.
Information about Governor meetings and attendance can be seen here.