We make a formal commitment to the school. On taking up the role of a Governor, we personally undertake to conduct at least one link visit in our respective area each term and our attendance record at Council meetings is monitored.
You may be surprised by the span of Governors’ activities:
- We are involved in creating the Academy’s Development Plan and setting our annual targets, and in the school’s budgeting process.
- We monitor progress and standards in the school, including meeting staff and talking to pupils and parents.
- We support aspects of school management such as investment decisions, contract reviews, grievance or disciplinary actions. We have specific responsibilities with regard to monitoring Safeguarding, SEND and use of the Pupil Premium Grant.
- Most important of all, we make sure we understand and know the school through joining various events and activities through the year.
We attend training sessions to ensure we have the right skills to work effectively as a governing body and the necessary knowledge of aspects of national Education Policy. Our work is looked at by Ofsted and monitored by The Park Federation.
We keep parents updated on our work through our own newsletter.