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:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors’ Handbook – Department for Education, September 2020
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.
Governors (updated February 2022)
Type of Governor
Relevant business/pecuniary interests
Any other educational establishments governed
Relationships with any school staff including spouses, partners, relatives
Mrs J. Iszatt
Safeguarding Champion Governor
Health and Safety Champion Governor
SEND Champion Governor
Mrs E Walters
Vice Chair (Parent)
Golden Eagles Class Champion Governor
Medical Needs Champion Governor
|Reverend I. Walters||Co-opted|
Finance Champion Governor
|None||Governor at Gosberton Clough & Risegate Primary Sch||None|
Mrs J Jameson
Resources and Standards
Mrs A .Luffman
Mrs S. Bradley
Local Authority Governor
Curriculum and Standards Champion Governor
Barn Owls Class Champion Governor
Mrs E Green
Pupil Premium Champion Governor
Sports Premium Champion Governor
|Mr Henry Bingham ||Co-opted Governor||Community Champion Governor||None||None||None|
|Mrs Hollie Stafford||Parent Governor||Pupil Voice Champion ||None ||None||None|
|Mrs Vicky Smith ||Parent || ||None ||None||None|
Mrs M. Burrell
Clerk to Governors