Shakespeare Infant School

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A Welcome from your Governors!

Welcome to the Governors’ pages of Shakespeare Infant School website. Thank you for showing an interest in what we do as a Governing Body.


We work collaboratively with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team of the school and are legally responsible for ensuring the school provides the best possible education to all its pupils according to their needs and abilities and that the school is well-managed and financially sound.


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 school’s policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided. We support the school in it’s continuous drive to improve the already high standard of education provided to our children. We are the critical friend of the school.


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

  • The curriculum

  • Head teacher performance management

  • Staff appointments

  • The financial management of the school

  • 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. These sub-committees primarily focus on two core areas:


  • Curriculum 

  • Buildings and Finance - which covers finance, personnel and health and safety including safeguarding


All Governors share the responsibilities and work as a team.


We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Nikki Wilson (Head teacher) and the dedicated staff in delivering an outstanding education for our children.


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