The Board of Governors is responsible for ensuring that the school is run effectively. All state maintained schools are accountable to their board of governors who, in turn, is accountable to the parents and the community.
The governing body is responsible for:
* Working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality of education.
* Setting the aims and policies of the school together with the headteacher.
* Agreeing the school budget together with the headteacher.
* Appointing the headteacher.
* Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school.
* Holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school.
It is however the headteacher who is responsible for the day to day running of the school and if any parent has concerns about any aspect of the day to day running of the school they should address themselves to the headteacher and not the governors in the first instance.
In order to fulfil their responsibilities, governors need to know how schools, in general, are required to operate and how their school, in particular, operates. They do this through organised group training sessions, by attending school governor meetings and by getting to know the school community, for example, by visiting the school during the school day.
Spaxton School Governing Body
There are six full governing body meetings per year -one each half term. In addition there are several sub committees which meet approximately once per term or as necessary.
*THERE ARE NO GOVERNOR MATERIAL INTERESTS ARISING FROM RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS OR GOVERNORS AND SCHOOL STAFF*