|Meet the Governors
What is a Governing Body?
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, every state school has a governing body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school. Governors are unpaid, but they may be reimbursed for expenses for such as the care of dependents or relatives and travel costs. At Albrighton Primary School we call this the Board of Governors.
Our role as the Board of Governors is to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
- Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The Governing Body meet once a term as a whole group and more regularly as members of various committees. The School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. The Governors can only act collectively and not as individuals They are made up of parents, members of the public, members of staff and community representatives.
The Board of Governors meets every term and at each meeting we receive a report from the head teacher, updates on the educational attainment of the pupils, approve school policies and look at planning and performance from teachers that have a responsibility to lead on the different curriculum subjects across the school.
As well as the Board meetings we have several sub-committees that look at issues in more detail. These sub-committees usually meet every term
At least once a term we hold a further informal meeting to discuss any issue that is causing concern to individuals, small groups of people or the whole Governing Body. We usually meet in an evening convenient for most members at the Chairs house.