Who are the Governors and what do they do?
The Governors at Wallace Fields Junior School are all volunteers who give up their time because they care about the school.
The Governing Body consists of Parents, Staff, Co-opted Governors, Associated governors and a Local Authority Governor who bring a wide range of skills and expertise from areas such as civil service, communications, banking and of course education and parenting.
Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school.
- Parent governors are elected by the school’s parent population. Parents (including carers) of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as parent governors and can nominate themselves for this role.
- Staff governors are elected from all the people who work at the school. The Head Teacher is automatically included, any other staff member is by staff vote.
- Local Authority governors are nominated by the Local Authority but are appointed by the Governing Body.
- Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are individuals who have been identified to have skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.
- Associate governors are current staff. This position can also be held by those with specialist knowledge or experience deemed by the Governing Body to be needed generally, or in respect of specific projects. They are nominated and approved by the Governing Body but their term of office can vary and they do not have full voting rights.
The focus of the work of the Governing Body is school improvement and high standards of educational achievement.
It has three key roles:
- A strategic role: to agree with the Headteacher which areas the school should focus on to improve and provide the best possible education for our children.
- A monitoring role: to be aware of the attainment and progress made by the children at the school.
- A financial role: to ensure the financial resources are well managed and are being used effectively to improve pupil progress and attainment.
Governor register including attendance