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. A Parent Governor must have a pupil attending the school.
- Staff Governors: teaching and non-teaching staff at the school. These Governors are elected by their fellow staff members and include our Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher.
- 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. Sometimes a Community Governor may satisfy both criteria.
The Board of Governors was reconstituted on 6th March 2015, and 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;
- Steering Committee
- Finance and Premises
- Personnel and Communication
- Learning and Achievement
Our role is not to be involved in the day-to-day management but to work closely with the Head and her senior management team while fulfilling the three main governor roles:
- Strategic – setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies , making creative use of resources, thinking and working strategically to help raise standards, approving certain documents.
- Critical friend – monitoring and evaluating performance and progress towards the school’s priorities and targets, supporting staff and challenging their expectations.
- Accountability – ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs; governors need to probe decisions or ask for further explanations.
"The Governing Body should be the most important decision- making group in any school and the key body for school improvement....Governing Bodies should set the overall strategic direction of a school, hold the Headteacher to account and have a relentless focus on driving up standards"- Lord Hill Undersecretary for state.