The Governors at Necton Primary C of E VA Primary School are a well informed and committed group of volunteers who work as a team to:
- - Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- - Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
- - Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.
The governors work closely with the Headteacher and other members of the staff team; they routinely visit school to monitor the implementation of the school’s strategic priorities. Governors receive training and support to help them fulfil their role effectively.
Meetings of the full governing board take place about five times a year. During these, governors receive updates and progress reports on the School Improvement and Development Plan, look at progress and attainment of pupils, review policies, scrutinise data regarding certain groups of pupils and they also receive a report from the Headteacher.
Governors also meet regularly in two smaller committees. The Resources committee has responsibility for the in-depth scrutiny of the school’s finances. Governors are involved in the recruitment of staff, decisions regarding staff pay and they look at any staffing/personnel matters. The committee also deal with anything and everything to do with the school premises/ health and safety; members of the committee undertake regular walkabouts of the school site.
The Teaching & Learning committee looks at data, policies and considers how the school is meeting the challenges it has set itself. The committee receives regular reports from the SENDco and other appropriate members of the staff team.
Copies of meeting minutes can be obtained on request from the school office. Governors are always happy to be contacted by parents/carers and children. Governors can be contacted via the school office.
Unless stated otherwise governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests, they do not have a relationship with any member of the school staff, nor are they members of any other governing body.