Featherby Infant and Nurery School

Maritime Academy Trust
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Governors

Position

Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair of Governors

Governor

Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Governor

Tiffany Beck

Nick Osbourne

Terry Miller

Sam Blower

Chris Rutland

Committee

Child Protection & Safeguarding

SEND

Pupil Premium

Sports Funding

TBC

TBC

Register of business interests

on file with Maritime

on file with Maritime

on file with Maritime

 

 

Appointed by

CEO of Trust

Chair of the Transition Board

 

 

 

Term of office

Start: 01.09.2017

End: ongoing

Start: 01.09.2017

End: ongoing

Start: 01.09.2017

End: ongoing

Start: 01.09.2017

End: ongoing

Start: 01.09.2017

End: ongoing

Relationship with staff or governors  

None

None

None

None

None

School Governing Bodies

All state maintained primary, secondary and special schools, are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. Parent and staff representatives are elected to the governing body; the local authority appoints governors to the governing body and the relevant faith bodies appoint foundation governors in faith schools. In addition the governing body can appoint its own community governors, and it is traditionally these posts which the governing body uses to cover skills gaps, hence these posts often being offered to governors from the business community. Increasingly local authority appointment panels also look to the skills set of their appointees.

The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • Signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how their school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know their school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the governing body. Most governing bodies require their governors to sign a code of practice.