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Role of Governors

 

What do school governors do?

The role of the governing body is to govern the school. This means focusing on the core functions of providing strategic leadership, holding the headteacher to account and making sure the school’s money is well spent. This is a demanding task for which all governors need to have, or develop, relevant and appropriate skills.

 

Remit of the governing body and its committees

The governing body is comprised of the full governing body and two sub committees:

  • Full Governing Body: Chair - Mrs Emma Meek; Vice Chair - Rev Amanda Collinson
  • Leadership and Management: Chair - Mrs Josephine Hinson
  • Standards and Achievement:  Chair - Mrs Alison Jenkinson
The governing body is supported by the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Angie Selle. 

 

Structure of the governing body

The governing body at Gurnard Primary School is constituted under the 2012 Constitution Regulations. The governing body is comprised of 12 members including:

  • 4 parent governors elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.
  • 1 staff governor elected by the school staff. They cease to hold office when they cease to work at the school. 
  • the Headteacher. The headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office. 
  • 1 local authority governor nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body.
  • 5 co-opted governors appointed by the governing body. They have been appointed because of the specific expertise and experience they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Membership comprises of governors with the appropriate skills and experience to carry out the statutory roles and responsibilities of the governing body and to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school. The Governing Body reviews their effectiveness regularly, including the extent to which their size and structure is fit for purpose and their members have the necessary skills.  A skills audit has been used to identify the skills, knowledge and experience of current governors and any additional specific skills or experience that the governing body ideally requires. Each Governor’s term of office is four years, after which time an election is held. The Chair is elected annually from within the Governing Body. 

 

Applying to be a Governor

We do not currently have governor vacancies.  

If you are interested in applying to become a school governor, please click here for more information.

 

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