‘Governing bodies are central to the effective accountability of schools and ensuring children reach their potential.’ National Governors’ Association
The three core functions of the full governing body are:
How we fulfil these roles at Morgans:
There are two Full Governing Body Meetings a term, in the evening from 7.00- 9.00. (We are very strict with the timing.)
We employ a professional clerk for the meetings which helps them run efficiently, Decisions are recorded and actions tracked and followed up effectively. Because reports are sent before the meeting it means that more time can be spent on questioning, discussing and ‘thinking outside the box’. Discussion and questioning of the headteachers’ report is a very important part of the meeting and all governors have been trained on effective questioning.
The FGB meeting always starts with twenty minutes on an educational focus. (A video clip, a visit to a classroom, a presentation) Whenever possible, members of the school council attend the first 20 minutes of the meeting to be part of the discussion and thinking.
Part way through the meeting we take a short break with refreshments. This means that in the two hours we have together we can be both strategic and reflective.
All Governors make a declaration regarding pecuniary interests and if any are declared they are detailed in the individual governor profiles.
The Curriculum and Standards Committee comprises the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Chair of Governors and other parent, teacher and community governors.
We meet at least once every half term and our key areas of focus are:
The Resources Committee covers three major aspects in supporting the School – personnel, finance and premises. We meet twice every term to discuss these.On personnel matters, we review & monitor:
In relation to finance, we:
Regarding premises, we:
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