The Role of School Governors
Governors are volunteers who work in partnership with the Head teacher, staff, Southwark Diocese and Local Authority (Surrey), to ensure the highest standards of achievement in School.
They are regularly in school and can be identified by the YELLOW lanyards which they wear.
The main functions of the governing body are to ensure:
Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction: focusing on the bigger picture and not intervening in the day to day management of the school unless weaknesses are identified, when it has a duty to take action.
Accountability: to parents and key stakeholders, for the school’s overall performance and, in doing so, hold the Head teacher to account for standards in the school.
Financial probity: reviewing the financial performance of the school, ensuring there is effective financial management and money is well spent.
Governors bring a wide range of skills and experience to the school and, with the Head teacher, ensure that:
- High standards and targets are set for continued school improvement
- Policies are implemented and school performance is kept under review
- Statutory duties are met
- Inspirational and effective senior staff are recruited
- School self-evaluation is on going
- Key stakeholders are engaged
All governors at Limpsfield are expected to attend termly governors meetings, be a member of one of the key committees (Resources, Children & Learning, Admissions), and take a role in monitoring areas of school policy and the School Development Plan. Where possible, governors come into school to get to know the staff and children and gain an understanding of how the school operates on a day to day basis.
The full governing body meets termly and minutes from these meetings are available on the general noticeboard near reception or from the school office.
Limpsfield governors welcome the opportunity to meet parents and other stakeholders, and can be contacted via the school office.