What does a Governor do? 

 

The purpose of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for its pupils.

Its main roles are:

To Provide A Strategic View

The governing body should help to set and keep under review the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school.

In all its work it should focus on the key issues of:

· raising standards of achievement

· establishing high expectations

· promoting effective teaching and learning.

To Act As A Critical Friend

The governing body provides the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information.

It is critical in the sense of its responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school's effectiveness by asking challenging questions and pressing for improvements. It is a friend because it exists to promote the interests of the school and its pupils.

To Ensure Accountability

The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school.

The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school's performance. It has a right to discuss, question and refine proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. Governing bodies approve the School Development Plan. They also approve the performance targets for the school which form part of the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate Development Plan.

The governing body answers for its actions to the parents and the wider community for the school's overall performance.

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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Latest School Events

Otters Class Swimming Lesson21Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

Shrewsbury School Games KS1 Outdoor & Adventurous Activities (OAA) Festival21Jan2020

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ Shrewsbury Sports Village

Some of our Year 2 children are taking part in this event which is lead by Year 5 & 6 Junior Leaders.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition22Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball A Team competition.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition23Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball B Team competition.

Otters Class Swimming Lesson28Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

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