Role of Governors

An important part of the role of the governing body is to help set the vision and values for the school, and the policies and procedures that act as a framework for how the school is run. The daily management of the school is the responsibly of the Headteacher.
At Norton CP. the full governing body meet six times a year to discuss and agree the school’s business. In addition, our School Improvement Committee meets three times a year to monitor progress, review policies and make recommendations. These cover:

  • Finance & Staffing
  • Assessment & Curriculum
  • Health, Safety & Premises
  • Pupils
  • Headteacher Performance Management

The primary role of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for their pupils by:

  • Thinking and working strategically to help raise standards
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
  • Supporting the head and staff as well as challenging their expectations – called being a critical friend
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made

Monitoring activity

One of the key functions of the governing board is to undertake strategic monitoring activity – the purpose of which is to triangulate information shared with governors by the SLT.

The governing board undertakes a wide range of monitoring activities including:

  • Monitoring visits to school to meet with subject leads and discuss aspects of the SDP
  • Inviting members of the SLT and Subject leads to governing board and committee meetings to report on key areas.
  • SEND/Pupil Premium/LAC – Helen Collins
  • CURRICULUM – Mark Whitling
  • FINANCE – Vacant Position
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY – Dave Harnan
  • SAFEGUARDING – Ian Barnard

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