Meet the Governors
What do the Governors do?
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually. The local governing body's main tasks are:
Establishing the strategic direction by:
- Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
- Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
- Meeting statutory duties
Ensuring accountability, by:
- Appointing the lead executive/headteacher
- Monitoring progress towards targets
- Performance managing the lead executive/headteacher
- Engaging with stakeholders
- Contributing to school self-evaluation
Who are the School Governors?
- Staff at St Margaret's School
- Church and community nominees (Foundation Governors)
Why are parents on the Governing Body?
Parent Governors are valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the local governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and voting rights. There are 2 Parent Governor positions on our Governing Body.
How to become a Parent Governor?
- You must have a child on the roll of the school at the time of the election
- You are elected by parents of the school when vacancy becomes available
- You serve, as do other Governors, for four years
- Further details from Mrs Hill - Clerk through the school office
What is a Foundation Governor?
As well as being appointed for their relevant skills and experience, as a church school our foundation governors represent the church and must be approved through St Margaret’s Church Council. Just over half our governors need to be foundation governors and in addition to their other responsibilities these governors have specific responsibility for ensuring the Christian ethos and nature of the school is upheld and developed.