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THE GOVERNING BODY

 

What is the Governing Body?
The Governing Body is like a Board of Directors and has responsibilities for the overall policy of the school

 

What do the Governors do?
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually. These responsibilities include:

  • Deciding how the school budget is spent
  • Ensuring that the school is meeting its legal obligations,
    e.g. national curriculum, health and safety
  • Interviewing and selecting staff

 

Who are the School Governors?

  • Parents
  • Teachers at St Margaret's School
  • Nominees of the Local Authority
  • Church and community nominees (Foundation Governors)

 

Who can be a Parent Governors?

  • They have a child in school
  • They are elected by parents of the school
  • They serve, as do other Governors, for four years

 

Why are parents on the Governing Body?
Parent Governors bring their views as parents to the Governing Body. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and voting rights. The minutes of the Governors Meetings are available in the office for anyone to read. There are 3 Parent Governor positions on our Governing Body.

 

How can I become a Parent Governor?
Ask Mrs Mepstead in the school office for details.

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