Governors work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
Head teachers are recruited and selected by governors - and most head teachers choose to be governors themselves.
Governing boards are accountable to parents, the local community and the Local Authority. Appointments are for three or usually for four years. The governing board's main role is to help raise pupils' standards of achievement.
The Governing Board's 3 core functions:
Governors of Broughton Infant School set the aims and objectives for the school and approve the policies and set targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. In action, this means:
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates strategically. It is important they get things right. How they do their job effects the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of the school in the community. Governor’s support and challenge head teachers by gathering views, asking questions and discussing what's best for the school. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. They have to be prepared to give and take advice and must be loyal to decisions taken by the governing board as a whole. As long as they act within the law and take appropriate advice, governors are protected from any financial liability for the decisions they take.
The Governing Body
The school Governing Body is currently made up of 9 members with full and equal voting rights:
Mrs S Allum
Chair of Governors
|Mr A Isaac (C)||Finance|
|Mrs J Brooks (C)||SEND and Pupil Premium|
|Mr C Coates (C)||Teaching and Learning|
|Mr C Reed (H)||Headteacher|
|Mrs Ann Lake||Safeguarding Governor|
|Miss L Maughan (S)||
Teaching and Learning
|Mr J Ferris (C)||Health and Safety, Finance & Personnel|
|LA||Local Authority Governor|
The Governing Body meetings 3-6 times each year and delegates much of its work to a small number of sub committees. The sub committees are shown in the table below:
If you are interested in becoming a Governor please contact the School Office.