Roles and Responsibilities
The Role of a School Governor
The role of the school governor is very clear; ensure the school provides the best possible education for the children it serves. This is achieved through:
* Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
* Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
* Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The full governing body must meet at least three times a year when it will agree the aims and objectives of the school, and monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achieving those aims.
In addition, governors become members of one or more sub-committees and meet on a more regular basis to discuss that specific area; for example, teaching and learning or finance. The outcomes and decisions made by the sub-committee are then reported back to the other governors at a full meeting.
Contacting the Governors
The governors can be contacted via email: [email protected]
Also, many of the governors can be seen regularly on the 'school run' and are approachable and more than happy to speak with you.
Hassell Community Primary School and The Governing Body have long been affiliated with the Staffordshire Governance Association (SGA) Forum.
The SGA Forum is an online and offline commuinty, offering support, advice and an opportunity for Staffordshire governors to discuss any issues around school governance.
For more information, please visit the SGA website or view their Twitter feed.