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Hello and welcome to the Governors’ page of the Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School website.
What we do as a Governing Body

We are responsible for the conduct of the school and have to ensure that the education provided, and the way in which the children, staff and parents are treated, are in accordance with the law and with the various regulations laid down by the authorities. But that does not mean we try to interfere with the day-to-day running of the school – our role is that of a ‘critical friend’. We ask for reports on how English, Maths and other subjects are being taught and how this is reflected in the children’s progress; we ensure that every subject is taught for at least the minimum required hours; we set aside funding in the budget for new projects. But we are not teachers nor school inspectors and do not try to behave as such.

All new governors receive induction training. Within the first year of post, each governor will have completed training on their Roles and Responsibilities.

We meet twice each term and also sit on two committees – Standards and Resources.

 

The government expects governing bodies to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors’ Handbook – Department for Education, September 2014

The governing body focuses its time and energy on school improvement.  Governors work collectively to support and strengthen the leadership of the head teacher. Governors play a strategic role; the head teacher is responsible for the routine running of the school.

 

Who sits on the Governing Body?

 

Governors at time of publication (09/01/2017)

Name

Type of Governor

Committee Responsibility

Relevant business/pecuniary interests

Any other educational establishments governed

Relationships with any school staff including spouses, partners, relatives

Mrs J. Iszatt

Chair (foundation)

Observer in both Resources and Standards

None

None

None

Rev I. Walters

Vice Chair (Ex Officio)

Resources

None

Chair of Governors at Gosberton Clough & Risegate Primary Sch

None

Mr J. Kelwick

Head teacher

Resources and Standards

None

None

None

Mrs J. Devine

Staff Governor

Standards

None

None

None

Mrs S. Bradley

Local Authority Governor

Standards

None

None

None

Mrs E.K. Wood

Co-opted

Standards

None

None

None

Mrs B. Gromett

Co-opted Standards None None None

Mrs E. Walters

Parent

Resources

None

None

None

Mrs L. Teague

Parent

Resources

None

None

None

Mrs M. Burrell

Clerk to Governors

N/A

None

None

None

 

 

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