The Governing Body
What does the Governing Body do?
The Governing Body at Kimberley Primary School is made up of members of the local and school community, all acting on a voluntary basis. We have a mixture of local authority, parent and staff governors as well as members who have been co-opted from the local community. Each member brings a different perspective and set of skills to the governing body.
We are responsible for ensuring that the school is run to promote pupil achievement and constantly striving to make sure every child reaches their full potential.
We provide strategic management, act as critical friends and ensure accountability. We work closely with Mrs Turner-Rowe, the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
We are required to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
When a school is inspected by Ofsted, its governing body will be required to provide evidence that governors are fulfilling these three core functions.
The make up of the governing body at Kimberley Primary School
In July 2015 we amended our instrument of government (which sets out the size and composition of our governing body) to allow us to increase the number of governing body members to 11 as follows:
3 parent governors (who are elected by parents and carers of children at the school);
5 co-opted governors (who are appointed by the governing body based on their skills and experience);
1 Local Authority governor (who is nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the governing body based on his/her skills and experience);
1 staff governor (who is elected by staff at the school);
The Headteacher (who is a permanent member of the governing body)
In addition, we have 1 associate governor who is not a member of the full governing body, but does attend meetings and serve on committees.
As well as attending formal governing body meetings, we all play an active part within school and attend governor training sessions on various educational issues to help us in our role. We are also responsible for ensuring that school policies are reviewed regularly, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations/legislation.
Most importantly, we each have particular monitoring roles within the school. Roles are selected based upon individual interests and key strengths in specific areas of the curriculum or aspects of school.
Find out more about the Governing Body Members including their key areas of responsibilty.
Find out what commitments we have made as part of our Governor Promise
Contacting the Governors
If you would like to make contact with a member of the Governing Body, you can leave a message at the school office and we will get back to you. Alternatively, you contact the governors directly by emailing email@example.com. Please allow 2 working days for a response.