Governor Responsibilities

 

The governing body has specific roles and responsibilities in the following areas:

• the conduct of the school and standards of education; school governors must promote the wellbeing of pupils, promote community cohesion, have regard to the Local Authorities Children and Young Peoples’ Plan and have regard to parent’s views.

• delivery of the curriculum along with the headteacher and the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate

• admissions in consultation with the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate

• pupil discipline and attendance

• special educational needs (SEN)

• staff appointments, discipline, grievances etc .

• pay policy and review of staff salaries and gradings

• charging policies and lettings

• health and safety

• post-OfSTED inspection action plans

• equal opportunities

• reporting to parents

• information to parents, Children and Young People’s Service Directorate, pupils, Department for Education and Employment (DfES) etc.

• performance management

 

The Curriculum

The governing body:

• determines a policy for delivering a broad and balanced curriculum within the statutory requirements in consultation with the headteacher. This includes a policy on sex education.

• satisfies itself that requirements for the delivery and assessment of the National Curriculum (NC) are met and that Religious Education (RE) is provided

• ensures that appropriate monitoring arrangements are in place and that outcomes are being evaluated through reports from the headteacher.

Monitoring Performance

The governing body considers:

• How is our school currently performing?

• Are some parts of the school more effective than others? If so, why?

• Are some groups of pupils doing better than others? If so, why?

• How does the school's achievement now compare with its previous achievement?

• How does the school's performance compare with that of other schools?

Review the School Development Plan

The governing body reviews the school development plan and considers:

• Where are we trying to get to?

• Where are we now?

• How can we get from where we are now to where we want to be?

• What are the key priorities?

• Have we got the resources to do it?

• Who is responsible for doing what, and by when?

• How will we know if we have achieved our goals?

Finance and Budget

The governing body has ultimate responsibility for the school budget:

• discusses and adopts the budget

• agrees limits of delegation and the power to transfer between budget headings (virement)

• monitors expenditure against budget.

This responsibility is outlined fully by the DfES in the Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSIS) – www.fmsis.info

Staffing

The governing body:

• determines the staffing complement

• determines the overall procedures for appointing staff

• appoints headteacher and deputy and participates in other staff appointments as specified in the Appointment Procedure

• has procedures for the pay, conditions, discipline, suspension and dismissal of staff

• sets the pay for headteachers and deputies and adopts and implements a pay policy for all staff.

Other

The governing body:

• approves the School Prospectus

• is responsible for ensuring the completion and publication of the school profile

• establishes clear procedures on various issues eg for dealing with exclusions

• draws up various policies eg on health and safety in school

• acts as a link between the school and the local community

• is represented at school functions.

Latest News

  • 'Non-Uniform' Day & Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society' - Update
    'Thank you' to everyone who took part and donated on Friday 20th December, 2019, a fantastic £382.71 has been raised for The Children's Society.
  • 'Non-Uniform' Day for Australian Bushfires Charities
    On Friday 17th January, 2020 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Non-Uniform Day for 'The Children's Society'
    On Friday 20th December, 2019 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society'
    We are having a cake sale for the whole school on Friday 20th December, 2019 for 'The Children's Society'. Children can purchase cakes for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We are also asking for donations of cakes & biscuits for the sale.
  • Come Festive Day! - Friday 13th December, 2019
    To coincide with our school Christmas Dinner and the PTA`Funtastic Festive Event’, children can to come to school wearing a festive jumper, if they wish. The jumper will replace their school jumper, all other clothing should remain school uniform.
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Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition23Jan2020

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