The Board of
Governors consists of members who are either appointed by the Local
Authority (LA) or drawn from members of the teaching staff of the school
as well as there being parent and community governors. The Chair of
Governors is elected on an annual basis by his/her peers on the Board.
Board members normally serve a four year term of office. The role of the
Board is to monitor and advise. To this end, governors are members of
one or more of the following committees: Finance, Curriculum, Health and
Safety, School Promotion and the Nursery committee. These committees
report to the full Board of Governors which meets three times a year.
Each governor is also ‘linked’ with a subject area within the school
curriculum and is expected on occasion to sit in on classroom activities
to gain a better awareness of classroom life and work of the pupils. Day to day running of the school
is in the hands of the staff and the governors have an overall
managerial role. The full governors meeting takes place 3 to 4 times
during the year and the other individual committees also meet 3 to 4
times a year.