The Governing Body
“Governors have a passionate commitment to the school and pupils.” Ofsted, June 2015
Governors work with the school to ensure that it provides the very best it can for your children. We are a team of elected or co-opted parents, school staff, and representatives of the local authority and the local and wider community. We do not interfere in the day to day running of the school; our collective role is
(i) To be is responsible for the aims and objectives of the school, for seeing that these are put into practice and for planning for the future
(ii) To act as a critical friend to the headteacher, offering challenge and support as necessary, as she strives ceaselessly to give your children an outstanding learning experience
(iii) To be accountable for the educational performance of the school and for making sure that the school budget is spent wisely and effectively.
In order to be able to do these things, we feel it is important to know the school well. We therefore are committed to being a visible presence in the school whenever possible, attending school assemblies and performances and visiting classes and training events.
We meet as a full governing body every half term. In addition each governor takes the lead on the variety of tasks eg for health and safety, for performance data, for special educational needs and disabilities.
We are also responsible for ensuring that the school always operates within the law, hence the range of school policies which we keep under review and update when required.
Being a governor can be time-consuming but it is interesting, varied and always very rewarding, especially in a school like Adswood.
For more information on the roles and responsibilities of governors please refer to the Local Authority handbook.
We currently have a vacancy on our governing body, if you are interested please complete this form and return it to the school.