Thorpe Primary School Governing Body
What do we do?
The Governing Body is the strategic leader of the school and has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. The purpose of having a Governing Body is to:
- Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement.
- School has a delegated budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment; the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget.
- Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice. Governors are often said to be ambassadors of the school.
- Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community.
- Make the school accountable to the public for what it does.
- Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review.
- Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.
- Not intervene in day to day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
The Governing Body will therefore be involved in:
- Developing the strategic plan for the school.
- Determining the aims, policies and priorities of the school.
- Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school.
- Ensuring the management of the budget.
- Ensuring the health and safety of the pupils and staff.
- Acting within the framework of the policies of the Governing Body and legal requirements.
- Fostering links with parents and the community.
The Full Governing Body meets once a term. Sub-committees then meet approximately twice a term. These sub-committees are:
– Finance, Premises and Staffing (Chair – Gareth Logan)
– School Improvement (Chair – Eileen Considine)
|Mrs Suzy Zito||Chair (Parent Governor)||None|
|Mr Gareth Logan||Vice-chair ( LEA Governor)
|Mrs Debbie Cooksey
|Miss Claire Baker
|Mrs Eileen Considine||Co-opted
|Mr Oliver Mackenzie
|Mrs Joanne Saunders||Parent Governor
|Mr Philip Stanley||Parent Governor