WHAT IS A GOVERNING BODY
All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
Message from the Chair of Governors
“On behalf of the Board of Governors, I welcome this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Governing Body undertakes to ensure that your child(ren) will receive a sound primary school education.
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of informal sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues. A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as literacy and maths.
Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
Noak Bridge Primary draws a unique strength from its success in fostering a close knit family atmosphere where staff, pupils, parents and governors work together to ensure that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
The Governing Body is, therefore, rightly proud of the achievements of the school, not only in terms of high academic results, but also in the solid foundations it provides in preparing all our pupils for the remainder of their formative education.”
All governor's to a school's Governing Body must be elected or appointed.
If you want to be part of Noak Bridge Primary School's Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies.Email the school (see Contact Us) with your details
Co-opted governors are persons who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Local Authority governors are persons who are nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body having, in the opinion of the governing body, met any eligibility criteria that they have set.
Parent governors are persons who are elected by parents of registered pupils at the school and are parents at the time of election.
Associate member is a person who is appointed by the governing body as a member of any committee
established by them but who is not a governor.
Noak Bridge Primary School Governing Body
Statement of Behaviour Principles
Section 88(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 requires the governing body to:
a. make, and from time to time review, a written statement of general principles to guide the head teacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst pupils; and b. notify the head teacher and give him or her related guidance if the governing body wants the school’s behaviour policy to include particular measures or address particular issues.
This statement is to be taken in conjunction with the school behaviour policy which is reviewed and approved annually by the governing body.
Noak Bridge Primary School is a learning community in which all individuals are expected to have high standards and aspirations and are encouraged to recognise
and achieve their true potential, developing;
A passion for learning Good character
In an environment where everyone feels safe, happy, valued and respected.
Staff and pupils will be polite and respectful at all times, to each other and to visitors.
Any form of discrimination or bullying will be addressed promptly.
Staff and the governing body will provide opportunities for pupils to take responsibility and be involved in decision making, where appropriate
Staff will be fair and consistent and foster a culture in which pupils’ achievements are recognised and celebrated
Staff will be empowered to take prompt and effective action when pupils behave inappropriately.
The school will work in partnership with home and external agencies to maximise the chances of every pupil behaving responsibly.