Our governors have an important role in raising school standards. They make a positive contribution to our children's education and are ambitious for all of our children to achieve the very best outcomes. They are a team of volunteers and we are grateful for their hard work and dedication to this very important role.
The Core Functions of our Styal Governors
- Ensuring clarity of vision , ethos and strategic direction.
- Holding leaders to account for educational performance and performance management of staff.
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation.
- Ensuring voices of stakeholders are heard.
The Board of Governors seeks to fully represent the local community and is drawn from a number of groups:
- Local Authority Governors: local people appointed by the local authority (Cheshire East Council)
- Parent Governors: elected by the parents of the pupils at the school.
- Staff Governors: teaching and non-teaching staff at the school. These Governors are elected by their fellow staff members.
- Co-opted Governors: these governors will either have close links with the local community or bring with them specific skills or expertise that the Governing Body feels are required.
The Board of Governors currently consists of:
- 2 Parent Governors
- 1 LA Governor
- 1 Staff Governor
- 1 Head Teacher
- 7 Co-opted Governors
The Board of Governors meets 3 times a year for Full Board of Governors' meetings and then more regularly for sub-committee meetings. Our main sub-committees are:
- Learning and Achievement
- Finance and Premises
Our board has explicitly agreed to the Code of Conduct. All are aware of the Nolan Principles / the Seven Principles of Public Life.
- Objectivity - we will act and take decisions impartially
- Accountability - we are accountable to the public for our decisions
- Openness - we will act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner
- Leadership - we will exhibit these princliples in our behaviour and will challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs
Styal Code of Conduct
We have a specific set of codes that are important to our governors. We agree that:
- the wellbeing of our children is at the heart of what we do
- the reputation of our school is a priority. We strive to uphold school's reputation in our private communication (including on social media).
- we are ambassadors for our school. We will not say or do anything publicly that would bring the school, governing board, senior leaders or staff into disrepute
- we know our role is strategic rather than being involved in the day to day management
- we observe confidentiality
- we publicly support our school's values
All governors have an enhanced DBS check and a Section 128 check.