School Governors are like a board of directors and make strategic decisions about how the school is run. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.
Governors are appointed to help:
•decide what is taught
•set standards of behaviour
•interview and select staff
•agree how the school budget is spent
Our Governing Body is made up of 11 governors
•Two parent governors
•One staff governor
•One Local Authority (LA) governor
•Four Co-opted governors
•Two foundation governors (including our Vicar who is ex officio)
Parent governors are elected by parents of registered pupils at the school. Parent governors are not elected “delegates” of the parent body, but are there to speak as representative parents on governance issues.
Local Authority governors are approved by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body.
Co-opted governors are appointed by members of the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
The role of the governing body is to:
Ensure the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school is clearly defined
Ensure the Headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
Ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources
The Governing Body firmly believe that a good relationship between school and home is vital to achieve a happy and rewarding experience for pupils, parents and school. We are fortunate to have the co-operation, support and involvement of parents, the local Churches and our local community in daily life here, and hope that that relationship doesn’t end at the school gates.
With our dedicated team of staff, we constantly work hard to ensure that the educational standards, Christian ethos, pastoral care and curriculum enhancing opportunities that are offered at North Rigton Church of England Primary School combine to create a challenging and stimulating environment in which every child will reach their full potential.
Jo Williams – Chair of Governors