Welcome to the Governors information page

The Governing Body take an active interest in the life of the school and individual Governors take responsibility for specific areas of the school development plan.

Representatives from the community, parents, members of the teaching team and the Headteacher form the full Governing Body which meets every term. The two committees “Children and Learning” and “Resources” meet, on behalf of the governing body, on a regular basis to look at key areas in further detail.

The role of the Governing Body

School Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in all schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is the governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual Governor is a member of the Governing Body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.

The role of the Governing Body is to:

 - set the aims and objectives for the school

 - set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

 - set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

 - monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

 - be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.

The Governors aim to conduct themselves and work with the school in accordance with the NGA code of conduct. Please click here for further information.

What we do

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets once a term and is fully minuted by a dedicated Clerk to the Governors.  Minutes can be found on our school website.  The agenda for a Full Governing Body meeting will include review of the school development plan, a Headteacher's report - with particular regard to pupil progress, an update on other priority areas and reports from the chairs of our committees.

At Stamford Green we have two committees which have authority to agree and monitor policies and key actions on behalf of the full governing body.  The committees each meet once a term.  Currently our committees are:

  • Resources - This committee sets and monitors the budget with the School Business and Events Manager and Headteacher and takes it to the Full Governing Body for approval.  It also reviews staffing and training needs.  This committee is responsible for the fabric of the school and all health and safety issues.  The School Business and Events Manager is in attendance as the school's Health and Safety Officer.  Regular safety inspections and fire drills are performed and monitored by this committee.
  • Children and Learning - This committee is focused on the progress made by all children in the school, the curriculum as well as the quality of teaching. This committee is responsible for setting and evaluating the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural expectations of the school. Behaviour, attendance and punctuality are also reviewed at these meetings. 

Alongside the committees we also have Governors involved in working groups that focus on expansion of our school to three forms entry (3FE).  At the moment, whilst the building works are on-going, we are very focussed that we maintain a good learning environment as the size and the shape of the school changes.

All our Governors are expected to visit the school with a specific focus on a key strategic priority area or an aspect of the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural welfare of our pupils.  These visits are structured and made in partnership with the Headteacher and her team.

How do I become a governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding out about vacancies:

  • You can contact the Clerk (see below) to ask if the school needs a new governor
  • You can contact your local council to find out about other schools
  • You can use the Inspiring Governance website

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please do so via Mrs Louise Wheatley in the school office on clerk@stamford-green.surrey.sch.uk

  

 

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