Welcome to the Governors section of our school website. We thought you might like to know a little bit about us and what we do.
The Governing Body (GB), Headteacher and senior staff form the school’s Leadership and Management team and share responsibility for the school.
The GB must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves. It must ensure that all resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money. Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring all aspects of its effectiveness in terms of outcomes for pupils.
The GB appoints the Headteacher, and delegates to him responsibility for the day to day running of the school.
Who are the Governors?
The Governing Body is made up of four groups who represent the stakeholders of the school: staff, parents, the church (Foundation) and the Local Authority. This range of people is intended to provide a broad and balanced selection of viewpoints and to represent each sector of the school’s community. Individual governors cannot act or speak on behalf of the GB; decisions are made by the board as a whole.
All Governors serve a four year period and may be re-elected. There are 4 full governing body meetings each year and 4 sub-committee meetings which precede these. The minutes of the meetings are available on request from the Governing Body. All correspondence should be sent to Mrs Cheryl Tomkinson, Clerk to the Governors, Pattishall School.
Contacting the Governors
If you have a complaint, your first point of contact is your child’s class teacher. You may also wish to discuss the issue with the Head Teacher. If you feel that the situation has not been resolved satisfactorily, then you should contact the Governing Body. You can do this via the school office or by speaking to one of the parent governors who are often on the school playground.
Becoming a Governor
What does the work involve?
The full GB meets approximately once every half term and there are two sub-committees, Attainment and Resources, who meet to undertake some of the work on behalf of the GB. Each governor belongs to one of the committees and these meet four times each year. There are documents that need to be read in preparation for all meetings.
There are also working parties to deal with aspects of work that come up from time to time, such as SEN, Equality policies etc.
Governors visit often to gain a working knowledge of the school as well as on a more official basis to formally monitor aspects of the School Improvement Plan.
What qualifications are needed?
No formal qualifications are required, just a desire to put experience and life skills to good use.
Governors are people with an interest in education and a belief in working together to improve outcomes for local children. They are people who have a few hours to spare each month, and enjoy being part of a team.
It seems like an awful lot of work – why do it?
Most people find it very rewarding to be part of the school team, working in partnership with staff and the community, to secure the best possible education for the children of Pattishall CE Primary School. All governors are welcomed and each plays a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of all stakeholders.
For more information about becoming a governor, contact the Head Teacher. Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to a vetting process and identity check.
Headteacher: Mr Lee Wood
Pattishall CE Primary School | School Road | Pattishall | Towcester | Northants | NN12 8NE