School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Some are elected (staff and parent governors) and others are appointed by the local authority or from the local community.
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities, helping to raise standards of pupil achievement and planning the school’s future direction, always in consultation with the Headteacher and other staff. We are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community. We are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school: that is the job of the Headteacher and senior staff.
All our meetings take place on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30. Individual governors are also linked with a particular area, such as Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, a curriculum subject or a year group. All governors are encouraged to visit the school during the working day if they can, but we do not interfere in the day-to-day teaching or running of the school: we leave that to the professionals!
Hampshire County Council Governor Services provide training in all aspects of governors’ responsibilities and we take full advantage of that, in order to be as effective as possible.
Interested in becoming a school governor? To contact any member of the governing body, please telephone the school on 01264 352060. More information is available on Hampshire’s website