The Key Role of The School Governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

Effective governance will include these core features:

  • Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
  • Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
  • Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters

A Governor does NOT:

 Write school policies

  • Undertake audits of any sort – whether financial or health & safety - even if the governor has the relevant professional experience
  • Spend much time with the pupils of the school – if you want to work directly with children, there are many other voluntary valuable roles within the school
  • Fundraise – this is the role of the PTA – the governing body should consider income streams and the potential for income generation, but not carry out fundraising tasks
  • Undertake classroom observations to make judgements on the quality of teaching – the governing body monitors the quality of teaching in the school by requiring data from the senior staff and from external sources
  • Do the job of the school staff – if there is not enough capacity within the paid staff team to carry out the necessary tasks, the governing body need to consider and rectify this

 

Little Hoole Primary School Governors (for more information about specific governors click on their name)

CO-OPTED CHAIR

Mr J Barwise

CO-OPTED VICE CHAIR

Mrs S Partington

PARENT

Mrs R Smith

PARENT

Mrs S Musker

PARENT

Mrs A Anderson

CO-OPTED

Cllr C Clark

CO-OPTED

Vacancy

STAFF

Mr D Chapman

PARENT

Mrs R Doherty

HEADTEACHER

Mr D Stammers

CLERK TO GOVS

Mrs F Turnbull

You can contact our Governors either through the school office or by email at governors@littlehoole.lancs.sch.uk

For details of Register of Business Interest and Term of Office information click on the link:-

Attendance at Meetings

Governors-information-for-website 1617.xlsx

Little Hoole Primary School Governors Committees amended 2016.docx