Swaffham Prior Church of England Primary School 13 March 2018
Terms of office 4 years
No Governor has any relationship to any employee of the school in the 2017 / 2018 academic year.
Previous Governing Body members:
|Position||Name||Date of Appointment||Committees||End of term|
|Ms Charlotte Cane||8 Oct 2012||Resources
|Co-opted Governor||Mr Charles Fletcher||8 May 14||TLC||May 2018|
|Head teacher (Ex Officio)||Miss Hannah Curtis||1 Sept 2011||Resources
|Mrs Roz Chalmers||10 April 2011||10 April 2015
|Mrs Emma Lees||9 October 2013||19 December 2014|
|Mr Andrew Dawbarn
|11 October 2010||10 October 2014
|Associate member||Mrs Deidre Mold||1 October 2014||26 November 2014|
|Parent Governor||Dr Paul Abbott||15 June 2010||15 June 2014|
|Parent Governor||Mrs Mary Charlesworth||
15 March 2010
|15 June 2014|
|Staff Governor||Mrs Debbie Cole||16 July 2012||11 May 2014|
|Coopted Governor||Ms April Cook||12 May 2014||5 March 2017|
|Foundation Governor||Mrs Pamela White||September 2013||29 June 2016|
|Staff Governor||Mr Gordon Godfrey||24 March 2010||31 August 2016|
|Staff Governor||Ms Ellen Foster||31 Dec 2017|
Role of the School Governors
Our governing body is made up of a hardworking and committed body of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds that pool their professional and personal experiences to support the school. The governors meet regularly and minutes of themeetings are available to parents on request.
The governing body has three key roles.
- To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading – the governing body achieves this by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvements, to be included in the school development plan.
- To act as a critical friend to the school – this involves supporting the Head teacher and staff, while at the same time questioning existing practice in a constructively critical way.
- To hold the school to account for the education standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides – setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local targets, and then formally evaluating outcomes, lie at the heart of this aspect of the governing body role.
The Governing body is organised into different committees in order to cover its various functions:
- Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
- Resources Committee
Governors take a strategic overview, playing a key role in the school’s development, and are not involved in the day-to-day management. That important task rests with the Head teacher and her staff.
Each governor assumes at least one particular area of responsibility during their four-year term of office and undertakes any relevant training.