Nurturing Achievement: Growing and learning together
This has always been a happy, creative, high-achieving school, and especially so at present. We are fortunate in having an excellent staff and headteacher who all work hard in their various roles, each contributing towards the education of every child.
The job of the Chair is to lead the governing body and co-ordinate their work, as well as chairing meetings and liaising closely with the Headteacher. The governing body meets once per half term, and there are governor committees which meet for specific purposes, eg. finance. The agenda and minutes of the full governing body meetings are public documents, available by request from school. Governors frequently attend training courses and network meetings with the Local Authority and governors from other schools. How they do their job affects the interests of our children, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others.
Declarations of Interest
All governors are required to declare any interests on an annual basis. Where there is no interest to declare, a 'Nil Return' is provided. We are required to provide details of any declarations.
2015 / 2016: One declaration of interest. Fraser Clark: Family member is employed by school as the Business Manager.
2016 / 2017: No declarations of interest.
The Role of the Governors
The governors’ main role is to help raise standards of achievement, working with the headteacher to promote effective ways of teaching and learning while setting the school aims and policies. They are all unpaid volunteers.
Most governors serve for 4 years. Battyeford Primary has 16 governors including the headteacher. Governors represent different groups. At present we have:-
The Chair can be contacted via the school.
Roles, Responsibilities and our Committee Structure