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Laburnum Primary School

Laburnum Road

Sandy

Bedfordshire

SG19 1HQ

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body

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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

Headteacher

BEN BARDELL

Co-opted Governor: Chair of Governors

PAULINE DUNCOMBE

Co-opted Governor

JEAN ANDREWS

Co-opted Governor

IAN ASHCROFT

Co-opted Governor: Deputy Headteacher

MINKE DAWES

Staff Governor

JO JOHNSTON

Parent Governor

NIGEL TINGEY

Co-opted Governor

DEREK ROWNTREE

Clerk

VICKY PHILLIPS

Parent Governor

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Foundation Governor

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Foundation Governor

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LA Governor

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Co-opted Governor

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