The Governing Body
The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body
Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school. They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability. Governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.
In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
· Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
· Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in September 2013 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies.
Meet Our Governors
The Governing board for Laburnum Primary is selected from different categories of people; teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, the Local Authority and co-opted community members. Currently the board is as follows:
The Structure of the Governing Board
At Laburnum Primary School, the Governors work with a Full Governing Board and two main sub-committee: Finances and Resources and Curriculum and Standards. There are also other smaller committees that meet less regularly and these are for Head Teacher Appraisal and pay.
Currently the committees are structured as below:
Chair of Governors: Pauline Duncombe
Vice Chair of Governors: Vacant
Chair of Resources Committee: Pauline Duncombe
Chair of Standards Committee: Nigel Tingey
Chair of Pay Committee: Pauline Duncombe
Vicky Phillips (Clerk)
Standards and Curriculum Committee
Vicky Phillips (Clerk)
Ben Bardell (Advisory)
Head Teacher Appraisal
Selected as required
Links - area of responsibility
Safeguarding/Child Protection/Prevent: Sophie Adams
Special Educational Needs and Disability: Nigel Tingey
Early Years: Pauline Duncombe
Governor training link: Jean Andrews
Health and Safety: Jean Andrews
Pupil premium and those working at greater depth: Pauline Duncombe
Sports Premium Link: Claire Wells