Stanton Community Primary School
Nurture, Enjoy, Aspire, Achieve
Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Stanton is very fortunate, as a village, to have such a good Primary School within a short walk for most of our families. As the village grows, we have been very pleased to welcome new families.
We are incredibly proud of the children and they constantly amaze us with their creativity and thoughtfulness.
As with many organisations there is the need to change and adapt. The school has had a huge change when it moved from Bury Lane to the current site. We are now well settled in our new location and enjoying the space around us.
School Governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Very often working in the background, they’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as buildings and budgets, supporting staff and they help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. We support Mrs Chapman and her team by asking questions and making sure the school is going in the right direction.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
The role of our governing body is to help our school provide the best possible education for our pupils by:
- Thinking and working strategically to help to raise standards.
- Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
- Supporting the Head and staff as well as challenging their expectations.
- Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.
Our governors have three Key Roles:
Acting as a Critical Friend
Would you or somebody you know like to become a school governor?
Our school governing body is small and although we have recently recruited some new Governors from the community, we are still looking for parent volunteers to support us to fulfil all the statutory responsibilities of a governing body. Our core role is:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
- To hold leaders to account for the educational performance of the school; and
- To oversee the financial performance of the school – i.e. is the money well spent?
Anyone over 18 can be a school governor – you don’t have to be a parent with a child at the school. However, every governing body includes parent governors, and it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child’s school. The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, and it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life. All the Governors meet twice a term for a formal meeting. This starts at 5.30 pm, usually on a Monday and takes between 1 ½ and 2 hours. Each Governor takes an aspect of the school day to day life that they look at in a bit more detail, for example, SEND (Special needs) is the responsibility of every Governor, but one Governor will ‘champion’ this element of school life. It means that in addition to the termly Governing Body meeting, there is a need to find out about day to day school life.
There is no denying that this is a role that requires a commitment but it is very rewarding too.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about what being a governor entails do not hesitate to contact Mrs Chapman via the school office.