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The Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Our school is governed, in accordance with the Instrument of Government, by a Governing Board of 13 members comprising:

 

3 Foundation Governors - appointed by the Church

4 Parent Governors - elected by Parents

1 Headteacher Governor

1 Staff Governor - elected by School Staff

1 Local Authority Governor - appointed by the Local Authority

3 Co-opted Governors - elected by the Governing Body based on their skills

 

Each Governor serves a term for four years. Parents will be informed of the procedure for election of Parent Governors when appropriate.

Please find below details of how our Governing Board is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor as well as details of Governor Interests for your information.

Governors Terms of Reference

A Message from our Chair of Governors

 

We believe that it is important to support our school to create a caring, rich and stimulating environment in which every child can develop to his/her full potential.

We work together with the Head Teacher, Mrs Yeomans, and her staff, to develop key policies.  Our aim is to be a "critical friend" by providing advice and support.


We meet at least once per term.  Each governor sits on a committee, of which there are four which meet regularly - Finance, Curriculum and Health, Safety and Premises and Personnel and Staffing.  Other committees/working parties are set up when necessary.

Our statutory responsibilities include the requirement to manage the school budget through considering and approving the budget and any revisions.

 

One of our most important roles is raising standards within our school.  We do this by assisting the Head Teacher in strategic planning, approving policies and critically reviewing performance.  We also make sure the National Curriculum is being taught to a high standard by regular classroom visits for class observations with each Curriculum Committee governor having their own curriculum responsibility.


The Governors are volunteers who regularly give time to the school and are involved in many aspects of its daily life.  It is very rewarding - especially when we can see the progress of our pupils throughout their time with us.


Minutes of the Governing Board Meetings are available for reviewing upon request. Please contact the school office should you wish to do so.  If you wish to contact me or the Vice-Chair please do so on:

chairofgovs@st-chads-pattingham.staffs.sch.uk

vicechairofgovs@st-chads-pattingham.staffs.sch.uk

 

John Morgan
Chair of the Governing Body

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