The Work of the Governing Board

The Governing Board at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School is made up of governors from all parts of our community, including parents, representatives from the Church of England and staff at the school.

 Governing Board Composition 2016-17

Our Governing Board works hard in supporting, challenging and monitoring the performance of the school, in committee meetings ensuring that plans are in place to meet the strategic needs of the school and in their specialist roles such as Early Years governor, Pupil Premium governor and Special Educational Needs governor to name just a few specialisms.

You can find out about the achievements of our Governing Board in 2015-16 by reading the Governors' Annual Statement which is here: 

 Annual Governance Statement 2016-17

The previous year's report can be viewed here:  Annual Governance Statement 2015-16

By law we must publish our governors' register of interests, a summary of meetings that our governors have attended in the last year and our Instrument of Government; see below:

 Register of Interests 2017-18

 Governor Meeting Attendance 2016-17

 Instrument of Government

The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing boards are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day leadership and management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

 What governors do and what they don't do

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