Welcome to the Governors' section of our website.
The Governors at our school play an active role in the strategic direction of the school. They work in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure our children receive the very best education. The governing body has a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school
What the Governing Body Does
The Governing Body plays a critical role within the school. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, it is up to the governors to take on responsibility for the strategic, or long-term, direction of the school. This includes many varied tasks, from budgeting to monitoring standards.
The Governing Body is made up of volunteers drawn from the "stakeholders" of the school. There are representatives of the staff, Local Authority, parents and the community on the Governing Body. Each has an equal say in matters regarding the school.
All the governors meet once a term at the Full Governors' Meeting, but each serves on two of the various committees that also meet termly. The main committees are Finance, Premises and Personnel, that looks after buildings, personnel and finance, Teaching and Learning Committee, looking after curriculum, attainment and quality of teaching. and Admissions and PR Committee looking after our admissions and public relations. The minutes of meetings are available through the School Office. (Please note that occasionally some parts of the meetings are confidential, when we discuss individual staff or pupil matters, for instance, and as such are not available.)
Governors also attend school and school events regularly, as well as training events to help improve their skills.
Cllr David Coppinger is the Chair of Governors at our school and is supported by the Chairs of committees. Any Governor queries should be addressed to The Governors, c/o Mrs Gerry Hargreaves, Clerk to the Governing Body at the school’s address:
Holyport C of E Primary School
Stroud Farm Road