The main role of the school governing body is to support the Head Teacher and the staff through providing rigorous challenges to ensure the school is constantly improving. A role described as a “critical friend.”
The main duties are to:
Set strategic direction, policies and objectives.
Approve school budget.
Review progress of the objectives set.
There are termly full governing body meetings to discuss issues arising and curriculum meetings to monitor the pro-gress within school.
A number of smaller working groups are set up to look at particular areas.
These include Finance, Standards, Engaging Parents and the Community, Health and Safety.
Different types of governors:
Co-opted governors who are appointed by the Governing Body.
Local Authority Governors who are appointed by the Local Authority.
Parent Governors who are elected by the parents and carers. Like all Governors they serve a 4 year term of office and you are encouraged to think about standing for election when a vacancy arises.
Staff Governors who are elected by staff employed at the school.
Each governor also has a subject to which they pay special attention and meet with the teacher involved to discuss progress. Governors are also linked to areas of the school development plan.
School Governors 2017 – 2018
‘My child is very happy at Beverley St Nicholas Primary School.’
‘My child loves coming to school and it’s because of the teachers.’
‘My child always has exciting things to tell me about his day.’
‘My child really enjoys coming to school and hates it when it’s weekends.’
‘I am very happy with my daughter’s progress and this is down to her teacher.’
‘Excellent job done by all!’
‘I’ve always found Beverley St Nicholas Primary lives up to all of our expectations.’
‘I am delighted with the progress my child is making.’
‘This School provides many opportunities for my child to get involved in sport.’
‘The environment looks great!.’