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The role of a Governor at Wild Bank

School Governors are people with a common belief that children should receive the best possible standard of education. School governing bodies reflect the diversity of the local community.

School Governors make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body whose primary function is to help raise the educational standards and performance of a school by supporting the work of the Head Teacher and staff. Governors make important decisions on how a school will be run. The Governing Body is answerable to parents and the wider community.

Some of the things expected of Governors include:

  • Promoting high standards of achievement
  • Planning the school's long-term future
  • Overseeing the school's aims, values and ethos
  • Setting performance measurement indicators & targets
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Challenging the school to improve
  • Governors govern rather than manage

The Governors at Wild Bank work through three different committees covering:-

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Finance and Personnel
  • General Purposes, Health and Safety

and all attend three full Governing Body Meetings a year.

They also visit the school regularly with links to specific classes and particular areas of the curriculum.

There are also Committees for:-

  • Staff Pay
  • Pay Appeals
  • Headteacher Performance Review
  • Pupil Discipline and Exclusions
  • Suspension, Grievance, Discipline and Capability of all staff and an Appeals Committee

which governors sit on when needed.