Board of Governors…
All schools must have governors. The Board of Governors is part of the management team and is responsible for making sure the school provides the best education for all of our children.
How does the Governing Board Work?
The governors employ a Clerk who attends all the meetings, takes minutes, distributes reports and documents and provides advice. The role of the clerk is vital and we are lucky enough to have a very efficient and competent one at Sutton Park. Our Clerk to Governors is Beverley Morris who can be contacted on 01562 67742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The governors elect a Chair and Vice Chair who work together with the Head Teacher and the Clerk to guide the work of the governing board.
The current Chair of Governors is Katherine Maynereid who can be contacted via email@example.com or on 01562 67742.
Our Strategic Priorities
• All children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential through immersion in a deep and rich curriculum.
• The quality of learning and teaching is good or better in all lessons.
• The progress of every pupil will be celebrated and encouraged through careful assessment and planning.
• Engagement between the school, parents and community is positive.
• There is a strong governance and robust leadership throughout the school.
• Rigorous recruitment and staff development ensures retention of high quality staff.
• Effective financial management enables success.
Working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to decide the overall vision and aims of the school
Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the school by checking on progress of all groups of the children
Challenging and supporting the Senior Leadership Team
Monitoring the budget and making sure the money we receive is well spent
Ensuring we fulfil all the statutory obligations laid down by the Department for Education and all our policies are regularly reviewed.
Frequently Asked Questions
– Understand how the Governing Body works and why.
How does the Governing Board work?
The governors employ a Clerk who attends all the meetings, takes minutes, distributes reports and documents and provides advice. The role of the clerk is vital and we are lucky enough to have a very efficient and competent one at Sutton Park.
The governors elect a Chair and Vice Chair who work together with the Head Teacher the Deputy Head the Clerk and chairs of committees to guide the work of the governing board.
Governors appoint the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher. At least one governor will usually be involved with the Head and Senior leaders in appointing new staff.
Governors monitor pay and performance progression for teachers and the Head. Governors can help with resolving complaints from parents.
Specific Governor Responsibilities
Safeguarding – Anna Robinson
SEN & DDA – Chris Passey
Pupil Premium – Katherine Maynereid
Health & Safety – Ash Burbridge
Finance – Andy Hogarth
How Do Governors Do Their Work?
Receiving reports and asking questions about what is happening. Getting to know the school by visiting and attending school events.
How Can The Governors Be Contacted?
School Administrator - Kate Hooper
SENDCo - Julie Edwards
Sutton Park Community Primary School