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A Welcome from your Governors!

A Welcome from your Governors! 1

Hello and welcome to the Governors pages of Shakespeare Infant School website.  My name is Gordon Fowler and I am the current Chair of Governors.  I have been a Governor for 4 years and the Chair since September 2016. Please read on to find out what the Governors role is and how we support our school.

 

The Role Of The Governing Body

 

The role of the Governing body is to help shape the strategic direction of the school and to safeguard the public interest in the school. As our role is strategic, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the Senior Management Team.  We ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We oversee the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement within our school. We are also responsible for ensuring that the schools policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided. We support the school in its continuous drive to improve the already high standard of education provided to our children.

 

The Governors are appointed to provide:-

 

  • An independent view
  • A wide experience of the outside world
  • A visible form of accountability for the head teacher and staff of the school
  • A focus on long term development and improvement
  • Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school
  • Support for the head teacher and staff.

 

The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school, we

 

  • Employ others to carry out the work
  • Appoint the head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school
  • Agree policies and practice which allows the head teacher to carry out their responsibilities
  • Agree principles and targets for improvement
  • Support and challenge the head teacher
  • Review our own working practices

 

Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:-

 

  • School improvement plan
  • Head teacher performance management
  • Staff appointments
  • The financial management of the school
  • The curriculum
  • The training of governors

 

Our Full Governing Body meets once every half term. We have 2 sub-committees which also meet once every half term and report back to the full Governing Body meetings.

 

All Governors, once appointed, share the responsibilities and work as a team.

 

We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Jane Skinner and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, have any questions or any suggestions and would like to contact me, you can leave a message at the office and I will contact you.

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