Governors are volunteers and no special qualifications are needed. The strength of the governing body lies in working together as a corporate body. Governors do not have powers as individuals, therefore teamwork is essential.
School Governors, as members of the Governing Body, are responsible for the strategic development and direction of a school. An effective Governing body is a ‘critical friend’ and works closely in a supportive way with the Principal and school staff.
- We are accountable for the performance of the school.
- We plan the school’s future direction, set aims and objectives as well as targets for achieving objectives.
- We appoint teachers and other staff as well as the Headteacher and provide advice and support acting as a ‘critical’ friend.
- We make decisions, agree and monitor the school’s budget.
- We make sure that the National Curriculum is taught.
- We promote high standards of educational achievement.
- We decide how the school can encourage students’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
- We make sure that the school provides for all its students, including those with complex and challenging needs
- We review and monitor progress within the strategic framework.
Our Governing Body
Our Governing Body is made up of a combination of foundation governors, who represent the Catholic Diocese and reinforce our catholic values, staff governors, governors representing the Local Authority and Co-opted governors who represent the Local Community.
Our parent governors represent the interests of families. As a parent or guardian, if you have anything you would like to raise with the Governing Body, please contact the parent representatives who will ask for the item to be added to the agenda. To make contact in the first instance, please contact the school office.