What Do Governors Do?

The Governing Body has responsibility for:

  • determining and setting the aims and objectives of the school
  • setting up a strategic framework for the school
  • setting policies and targets for achieving the objectives
  • monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates
  • acting as a ‘critical friend’ to provide support, challenge and advice, using its professional knowledge to benefit students and staff
  • ensuring local accountability
  • ensuring that the best interests of all students are considered in decision-making.

How Do They Do This?

The full Governing Body meets once each term. A range of subcommittees advises the full Governing Body on specific issues and these meet usually every half term. On some occasions these committee meetings are open to all governors either to provide training or to give a greater understanding of key strategies being implemented in the school.

These subcommittees include:

  • Finance and Buildings
  • Curriculum and Quality Assurance
  • Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing
  • Personnel
  • Pay
  • Exclusions
  • Complaints
  • Appointments
  • Disciplinary

Anyone who might be interested in becoming a governor of the school should contact the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors.

Urgent Issues

These are dealt with by the Chair of Governors, Vice-Chair of Governors and the Headteacher. If a parent has an urgent issue to discuss, please contact the Headteacher by telephone (01482 881658).

How Can You Contact the Governing Body?

The Chair of the Governing Body may be contacted via the school (01482 881658). Please address any correspondence to him at the school.

The Clerk to the Governing Body can be contacted at Governors Support Team, Corporate Resources, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA (01482 392442).

Governors’ Expenses

There have been no claims by governors for expenses during the last financial year.