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Governors Report - Autumn 2015

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Summary of Governors Report - Autumn 2015

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Governors

The role of the school governor and governing bodies

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies 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 management, they set the school's aims and policies.

A governor is someone who:-

  • is a volunteer;
  • cares about teaching, learning and children;
  • represents those people with a key interest in the school, including parents, staff, the local community and the LA;
  • is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does;
  • has time to commit to meetings and other occasions when needed;
  • is willing to learn;
  • is able to act as a critical friend who supports the school but also challenges and asks questions about how the school works and the standards it achieves;
  • acts as a link between parents, the local community, the LA and the school.

What commitment is expected of a governor?

The responsibilities which governors undertake when they are appointed are something which you and your governing body need to think about very carefully. You will need to be able to commit your interest, enthusiasm and time to the tasks that being a governor brings. Although you can expect to find that the role of a governor brings personal reward and satisfaction, it does mean that you must be prepared to give some of your time to the work.

You will be expected to:

  •  serve a term of four years from the date of appointment (parent governors in nursery schools serve two years), although you may resign at any time if you wish;
  •  attend at least one governing body meeting during each school term and may be asked to attend committee meetings. You will find however that most governing bodies will meet more than once throughout each term as well as attending the various committee meetings;
  • be prepared to participate as a member of a working party or committee of the governors from time to time;
  • be prepared to devote time to visiting the school in order to observe the work of the school at first hand;
  • attend training courses arranged by the LA which are free of charge and which will improve your skills and contribute to your personal development .

How do governors fulfil their responsibilites?

Governors carry out their work in a number of ways. Some of these may be more familiar than others. Because governors are encouraged to take ever greater responsibility for their schools, governors have to:-

  • attend meetings, committees and, perhaps, participate in small working parties from time to time;
  • visit the school so that they can get first-hand evidence of the quality of teaching and learning and the conduct of pupils;
  • present information to parents and receive their responses and opinions;
  • make themselves aware of the trends and developments in education and especially of any changes in the law which affect schools;
  • become part of an effective team of governors which is able to make the best use of their individual talents and exploit their strengths as a team;
  • set objectives for headteacher and adopt and implement a pay policy for all staff;
  • participate in the inspection of their school and draw up an action plan in response to the inspection report;
  • maintain confidentiality when required to do so.

However, this is not a definitive list!

 

Croesyceiliog Governing Body

Committee Membership 2015 - 16

Name

Governor Type

Colin Crick              Chair of Governors

Community Governor

Phil Davies             Vice Chair of Governors

Community Governor

Rhodri Davies

Community Governor

David James

Community Governor

Laura Selby

Community Governor

David Taylor

Head Teacher

Glyn Caron

L A Appointed

Richard Clark

L A Appointed

Veronica Crick

L A Appointed

Jessica Powell

L A Appointed

Marlene Thomas

L A Appointed

Alison Cullen

Parent Representative

Martin Davis

Parent Representative

Neil Hopkins

Parent Representative

Gwyn Jones

Parent Representative

Jonathan White

Parent Representative

Vacancy

Parent Representative

Carol Davies

Support Staff Representative

Alison Denton

Teacher Representative

Nick Taylor

Teacher Representative