Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- Set the aims and objectives for the school
- Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Priory School’s current governing body structure is as follows:
|Name||Position||Appointed by||Area of Responsibility/Committee||Term of Office|
|Jacqueline Laver||Headteacher||Finance and Personnel||Ex-officio|
|Rachael Bartlett||Chair – Parent Governor||Parents||Year 6; Finance and Personnel||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon||Vice Chair – Parent Governor||Parents||Year 5; Health and Safety||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Lindsey Hicks||Staff Governor||Staff||Nursery/Reception; Chair of Health and Safety||19/12/2016 – 18/12/2020|
|Debroy Barrett||Partnership Governor||Governing Body||Year 1/SEND; Finance and Personnel||12/10/2015 – 11/10/2019|
|Jo Thethi||Parent Governor||Parents||Year 3/4; Chair of Finance and Personnel||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Anglea Wilks||LA Governor||Governing Body||Year 2; Health and Safety||27/03/2017 – 26/03/2021|
|Monisha Jefcut||Associate Member||Governing Body||Deputy Head KS2|
|Sarah Mijatovich||Associate Member||Governing Body||Deputy Head KS1|
|Jo McGovern||Associate Member||Governing Body||School Business Manager|
|Kim McLaughlin||Associate Member||Governing Body||Assistant Headteacher|
|Ian Smyth||Partnership Governor until Oct 2016||Governing Body||15/11/2015 – 10/10/2016|
|Nick Dunkley||LA Governor until July 2016||Governing Body||19/12/2014 – 21/07/2016|
|Harry Tawana||Parent Governor until Jan 2017||Parents||02/12/2015 – 16/01/2017|
|Elizabeth Critchlow||Clerk to Governors||Governing Body|
All associate members – no committee voting rights
PRIORY SCHOOL REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR GOVERNORS
|Name of Governor/Position||Relevant business interests||Any other educational establishments governed||Relationships with the school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives||Date form completed||Change declared|
|Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon/Parent Governor||Volunteer at Khalsa Sunday Punjabi School||10/10/2016|
Please click on the image above to see the table of governor attendance to meetings.