Baring Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.
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The role of the Governing Board 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.
The Governing Board is comprised of the Full Governing Board and two sub committees:
The Governing Board at Gurnard Primary School is constituted under the 2012 Constitution Regulations. It is comprised of 12 members including:
The approved Instrument of Government can be found here.
Membership comprises of governors with the appropriate skills and experience to carry out the statutory roles and responsibilities of the Governing Board and to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school. The Governing Board 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 Board 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 Board.
We currently have vacancies for a local authority governor and a co-opted governor.
If you are interested in applying to become a school governor, please click here for more information.