Our school governors are a team who work closely with the headteacher and senior leaders to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governors appoint the headteacher and whilst the headteacher has responsibility for leading and managing the school on a day-to-day basis, the governors help make decisions that directly affect the education and wellbeing of the children through support and challenge. Governors play an important role in improving standards throughout the school, monitoring performance and approving the school budget. The governing body is ultimately accountable for the performance of the school and it is a very meaningful role.
As a governing body we possess skills and experience which we use to support the headteacher, providing a sounding board for their innovative ideas, challenging them to perform at their absolute best and supporting them in a demanding role.
The Governing Body consists of foundation governors (appointed by the Diocese), parent governors (elected by the parent community), staff governors (elected by the school staff) and a local authority governor (appointed by Isle of Wight Council). Each governor serves a term of 4 years.
All governors meet together every half term at meetings of the Full Governing Body. Each governor also sits on one of the committees, which also meet every half term. The School Improvement Committee monitors pupil achievement, attendance and behaviour, quality of teaching and any other issues that impact on the quality of education. The Resources & Development Committee monitors the school budget, staffing structure, building projects, site health & safety and makes decisions about the allocation of resources and significant spending.
The governors are always willing to discuss any issues with members of the school community, and we can be contacted through the school office.
Chair of Governors