Who Are The Governors?

 

The governing body is a group of individuals, made up of parents, staff and members of the local community. We work on a voluntary basis to support the strategic leadership of the school. Governors typically serve for terms of four years, and will have a variety of responsibilities during this time.

 

You can view current Governor's here

 

What Do We Do?

 

Whilst the governing body carry many legal responsibilities for the school, this only represents part of the overall story. These activities include:

 

  • Oversight of the effective delivery of the curriculum

  • Monitoring the progress of children throughout their school life

  • Helping to develop and monitor the annual budget and finances

  • Long-term planning for the future development of the school

  • Ensure effective policies covering areas such as child welfare, recruitment, health & safety etc.

  • Prioritising repairs and improvements to the school buildings and grounds

 

At Danegrove we have a clear expectation about the role of governors. Please see the attached booklets with our Handbook and our Governor Code of Practice. It would be important to read these documents if you are considering being a governor at this school.

 

Here is a Governors’ Handbook.

 

And here is the Danegrove School Governor Code of Practice

 

Every September the governors at Danegrove fill in a form to declare any financial or business interests.  Please find a blank form attached.

 

Danegrove Governors come into school and do learning walks and open mornings regularly. In these sessions they look in books, speak with key staff, observe parts of lessons, talk to children, attend assembly and go out in the playgrounds to observe the children.

 

These visits into school are planned out for the whole year as part of the school calendar of events. The visits are linked to the School Improvement Plan so that governors can focus on specific issues that will feed into the plan. These visits give them opportunity to see the work of the school in action and to ask questions and make suggestions about what they see.

 

Here you can see how often governors attend school events and meetings: Governor Attendance Autumn Term

Governor's complete a registration of interest form every academic year.  The completed forms are kept in the school office.