The Governing Body at Christleton Primary School supports the school with its strategic direction. It is an active body that works closely with the staff to ensure the best outcomes for our children. Through Full Governing Body meetings it challenges and supports the school, by asking questions and engaging in discussion.
Individual governors also make visits to the school each term, to gain insight into aspects of the work going on, which helps to keep governors informed and up to date with school policy and practice.
Why are Governors necessary?
- They make sure the school is run according to the needs and wishes of the local community
- They support, promote and protect the interests of the school, its pupils and staff
- They are a visible form of accountability
What is the role of a school governor?
- To take a strategic overview of school related issues;
- To set a broad framework within which the Headteacher can work;
- Concerned with the general oversight of the conduct of the school
The Headteacher is responsible for the organisation and management within the school.
What are school governors expected to do?
- Work as a member of the Governing Body for the best interest of the school;
- Attend regular meetings and special meetings of the Governing Body;
- Serve on committees which deal with the Governing Body’s legal obligations;
- Become familiar with general educational issues and developments;
- Take an interest in school activities;
- Promote the school within the local community;
- Commit time to the duties and responsibilities of a Governor
What are school governors involved in?
- Staff appointments and other staffing matters
- Pupil discipline
- The school curriculum
- The financial management of the school
- School development plan and action plan
- Health and safety matters
- Governor training
Governor members and Governor Documentation
Please click the links below to access information about our governors.