You can contact Steve Gowers, Chair of Governors by email email@example.com
or emailing the school office firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can telephone the school office 01953 603356
What do we do?
As a Local Governing Body, our responsibility is to take a strategic view of the school’s development and achievement focusing on encouraging high expectations and continuing to raise standards. We monitor the progress of the school towards its annual priorities and the effectiveness of its spending decisions. Governors are often referred to as ‘critical friends’ – supportive and loyal to the headteacher and staff whilst at the same time constructively questioning and challenging what is going on in school and forming our own judgements. We all bring our own experience to the LGB and use these experiences to the school’s advantage. Most of what we do takes place ‘behind the scenes’.
In collaboration with the ieTrust and the headteacher we agree the school’s budget, approve the staffing structure and agree pupil performance targets annually. We maintain a number of legally required documents for the school and are responsible, in conjunction with the CEO of the ieTrust, for the appointment of and the Performance Management of the headteacher. We have five Local Governing Body Meetings across the academic year. As well as dealing with large amounts of paper work, the governors at Spooner Row involve themselves fully in other aspects of the school such as running clubs, listening to readers, attending celebration assemblies, helping out on visits, attending finance meetings, and monitoring subjects and improvement priorities. We also undertake training to help to further improve how we carry out our role.
Our role over the coming year will be to continue to monitor the school’s improvement priorities.