Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
Meet the Governing Body
All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings, and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
A full review, in the form of an impact statement, will be produced by the Governing Body at the end of the academic year to review the school’s progress towards the identified school improvement priorities.
General information about the work of a school governing body, a guide to the laws affecting schools and governors and advice on how to become a school governor may be found by using the link below.
Information for the Derbyshire Local Offer can be found on the link below.
Welcome to our Governors' section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Our Governors are:
|Carolyn Burke||Chair of Governors - Co-opted|
|Becky Knowlson||Chair of Governors -Co-opted|
|Rachel Whatley||Vice-Chair - Local Authority|
|Lee Drew||Vice-Chair-Parent Governor|
|Dominique Theobald||Teaching Staff Representative|
Governor Roles and Committees
Natalie Hickman (Chair), Carolyn Burke, Lee Drew, Paul Schumann, Rita Patel, Julie Carter [Associate]
Rachel Whatley (Chair), Paul Schumann, Domanique Theobald, Emma Vanter, Martin Holland-Lloyd, Rebecca Knowlson
Carolyn Burke and Rebecca Knowlson.
Governor Handbook 2020
The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils. This involves:
The individual governor has a responsibility, working alongside other members of the governing body, to the staff and pupils of the school and the school’s wider community.
Governors must have an interest in our children’s future, be willing to contribute and make a difference, respect the need for confidentiality and be able to work as part of a team. Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school.
Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development. Together with the headteacher, responsibilities of governing bodies include:
Governors provide the headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They ask searching questions and respect the headteacher’s position as the professional leader of the school.
The amount of time each person gives to the role will vary. However you will need to be willing to:
Required Skills Set:
The Governing Board is constituted on the basis of the skills the Governing Board as a whole requires. This skill set is detailed below. Of course, no one governor need have all these skills, but the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Board are taken into account when recruiting new governors.