Governor Responsibilities

Governors are all volunteers and they give their time because they care about the school and the community. They have a wide range of skills, backgrounds and interests.

There are monthly Committee meetings and three Full Governing Body meetings a year. Additional meetings may be held as required for urgent consideration.

Each governor is linked with a subject responsibility and meets with the subject leader teacher.

SCHOOL GOVERNORS/RESPONSIBILITIES

 

PAY COMMITTEE (Quorum of 3)

  • Peter Kearn
  • Richard Carson
  • Ken Cocksedge

 

PAY APPEALS COMMITTEE (Quorum of 3)

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Stephen

 

HEADTEACHERS PAY COMMITTEE (Quorum of 2)

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Peter Kearn
  • Richard Carson

 

STAFF DISCIPLINARY/DISMISSAL COMMITEE (Quorum of 3)

  • Ken Cocksedge
  • Matt Jones

 

DISCIPLINARY/DISMISSAL APPEALS COMMITTEE (Quorum of 3)

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Peter Kearn
  • Richard Carson

 

DISCIPLINE (EXLUSIONS) COMMITTEE (Quorum of 3)

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Ken Cocksedge
  • Stephen Hill

 

SAFEGUARDING & LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

  • Stephen Hill

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GOVERNORS

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Paula Shaikhly

 

FINANCE GOVERNORS

  • Ken Cocksedge
  • Peter Kearn

 

ATTAINMENT/DATA GOVERNORS

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Cathy (SAL)

 

SEN GOVERNORS

  • **

 

EARLY YEARS GOVERNORS

  • Paula Shaikhly

 

ENGLISH AS ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL) GOVERNORS

  • **
  • Paula Shaikhly

 

SMSC/PSHE/BRITISH VALUES/RE GOVERNORS

  • Tricia Farmer
  • Matthew Jones

 

 

Governing Body
 
Have you ever wondered what the School Governors do? Why do we have a School Governing Body? How often does it meet?
 
Schools have governing bodies to help them fulfil the school’s mission to provide the best education possible for their pupils. At Perryfields Infant School the governing body is made up of a number of individuals:

The Governing Body:

  • helps the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement;
  • is a true friend to the school, in good times and bad times, offering the school its support and advice;
  • helps the school to be responsive to the needs of the community and makes the school more accountable to the public for what it does.
 
The governors meet once a term as a Full Governing Body and about once a month in The Committees or working groups.
 
The governors have some quite specific powers and duties. Here is a list of some of the most important areas in which governors have to be active:
  • Standards - ensuring a strategic and systematic approach to promoting high standards of educational achievement.
  • Curriculum - ensuring that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught.
  • Reporting results - reporting on assessment results.
  • Policies - deciding how, in broad strategic terms, the school should be run.
  • Finance - determining how to spend the budget allocated to the school.
  • Staffing - deciding the number of staff, the pay policy and making decisions on staff pay.
  • Appointment - appointing the head and deputy head teacher.
  • Discipline - agreeing procedures for staff conduct and discipline.
  • Inspection follow up - drawing up an action plan after an OFSTED inspection.
 
It should be comforting to know that there are very few decisions that a governing body would have to make without the advice of the head teacher. It is important to emphasise:
(i) that governors have responsibility at policy-making level, not in the day-by-day running of the school, and
(ii) that authority belongs to the governing body as a whole; individual governors have no power to make decisions or take action.