The Governing Body is legally accountable for the proper running of a school, giving direction and focus by performing a vital strategic role which includes:
Setting aims, objectives and targets for the school
Setting and adopting school policies
Monitoring and evaluating the progress of the school
Reporting on the progress of the school
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. They are responsible for how the school is performing and have to be prepared to support and challenge their Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the pupils.
Categories of Governor
There are five categories of governors who help to run Greswold, we have:
Nine co-opted governors who are chosen and appointed by the Governing Body.
One Local Authority governor who is nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body. This governor cannot be a member of the school staff.
Six parent governors who are parents or carers of a child registered at the school at the time of their election.
One staff governor who is elected by the school staff from teachers and support staff in the school.
The Governing Body can also appoint associate members to fill identified skill gaps where necessary.
Our school operates with a number of subcommittees:
Finance who look after the school budget.
Facilities who manage the physical buildings and environment of the school.
Communications who support the link between home, school and the wider community. This subcommittee’s work is currently covered by the Finance committee.
Curriculum who support the teaching and learning here at Greswold.
Personnel who are responsible for staffing at Greswold.
Extended Services who support the work of Greswold Greyhounds Childcare.
Register of Interests
None of our Governors have declared any pecuniary interests on our register of pecuniary interests for the academic year 2019-2020.