Governors

"Governors offer good support and challenge to the Head and the staff. They are proud of the recent improvements which they have witnessed first-hand since the Headteacher's appointment. They take their duties seriously and are deeply committed to ensuring that the school continues to flourish under your effective leadership." OFSTED March 2016

We currently have 1 Co-opted space on our Governing Body. This would ideally suit a member of the local community who may have a business background  or is retired with experience in this area. 

The Governors are looking for someone that could potentially offer any of the following skills:

  • Experience of strategic planning and applying this to set and preserve the culture of the organisation.
  • Proficient in prioritising, assessing and mitigating risk and experience of risk management.
  • Expertise in curriculum development, school assessment and progress/attainment.
  • Experience of HR policy and processes, including employment legislation, recruitment and performance management.
  • Experience of complying with legal, regulatory and financial frameworks and understand and accept the legal duties, responsibilities of a governor.

The Governing Bodies responsibilities include:

- Determining how the School’s budget is spent

- Forming policy on the School’s curriculum

- Setting standards for students behaviour and discipline

- Ensuring the School buildings are welcoming and safe

- Setting and monitoring the implementation of the School’s aims and policies

The Governing Body at Farndon Primary work very hard to support the school and to challenge the Headteacher and the staff on School Improvement and future development.

The Governing Body make decisions that they believe are in the best interests of the children and young people within our school community. Fulfilling the role of School Governor is a serious undertaking and enormously rewarding. It is responsible for the conduct of our School and promotes high standards of educational achievement.

It's role is to provide a strategic view of the school, working with the Headteacher on establishing a strong vision for the future and identifying clear School Improvement priorities. Also, it monitors and evaluates the progress of the school by reviewing the effectiveness of school policy and the impact of our School improvement strategy.

We hold several meetings throughout the year and delegate responsibility to different committees.

Full Governors

Teaching and Learning committee ( includes Achievement, Curriculum and Behaviour )

Leadership and Management committee ( includes Health and Safety, Finance, Buildings, Extended services and Safeguarding )

Governors hold key link roles to review certain aspects of the school's work. These include Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Premium money, Special Educational Needs, School's finance and Achievement. 

Each academic year, Governors also link to various priority points within the School Strategic Development Plan and meet with school middle leaders throughout the year. 

Our Governors take their role very seriously and are proud to be Governors of our school.

Governors: For shared access please follow this link: Governor Share

 

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