Welcome to our Governors’ section. You can find out everything you need to know about your school governors here.
Want to be a school governor?
Schools need good governors. If you want to know more about the Governing Body, you can:
Talk to any of our Governors. Have a chat to the Headteacher.
The Norfolk Governor Network Website is a very good place to start www.ngn.org.uk/
What do the committees do?
The full Governing body meet termly. There are committees who meet more regularly and report back any issues.
As a governor you would be involved in one or more of the committees, and we are always looking for people with specific skills to be Governors at our school.
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Members: Ann Futter (Chair), Sonia Fulham (Clerk), Rev Sally Thurgill.
It is the responsibility of the Finance Committee to provide guidance and assistance to the Headteacher and the whole Governing Body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance. The members of this committee help to draw up the annual budget plan, regularly monitor income and expenditure of all funds and decide on the policy and procedures in place at the school to ensure good financial management. They also monitor the impact of spending decisions upon the educational achievement of the children and have a view on whether the school provides good value for money. The Finance Committee provides a report to the full Governing Body after each of its meetings.
Members: Claire Sullivan (Chair), Julia Beear (Clerk), Annette Cheeseman, Su McKinnell, Mike Tibbetts.
The main objectives of the Curriculum Committee are to consider matters related to pupils’ education. We have to ensure that the school is meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, and we are responsible for agreeing, in consultation with the Headteacher, achievement targets for pupils at the end of Key Stage 2. We review school policies related to the curriculum and monitor the standards that pupils achieve at all key stages. The committee reports back to the full governing body each term.
What do the Governors do?
The Governing Body has a strategic role in ensuring the school fulfils its mission. It:
The Governing body is not responsible for the day to day management of the school but it must ensure that systems are in place for the school.
The key words for describing the Governing Body is as a critical friend - somebody who encourages, supports and challenges. We have to be able to recognise when:
Some of the things we do as a Governing Body include:
Who are our school Governors?
Parent Governors – elected by parents of the pupils
Community Governors – elected by the Governing body
Staff Governors – teachers or other staff employed by the school
LA (Local Authority) Governors – appointed to the board
PCC Governors – elected by the Diocese of East Anglia
The Headteacher also attends the meetings
Local Authority Governors
Clerk to the governors
Meetings and Minutes
You can request a copy of the minutes or agendas from the governor meeting. Contact the school office.
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