our key objectives are:
- To set high standards for all children and clear targets for improvement;
- To be a critical friend in this process;
- To help the school be responsive to the needs of parents and the community;
We are here to ask questions, which are probing but hopefully not too confrontational, and to work with the Headteacher and staff. Governors shouldn’t be involved in the day to day running of the school (or try to) and should respect the professionalism of the Headteacher and staff.
how do we achieve our objectives?
The blueprint for school improvement is the School Development Plan (SDP). The SDP is the mechanism through which we monitor how the school is developing and improving. A good plan will have clear goals and success criteria, which the governors can then review at regular intervals.
Although raising standards is our key objective, governors also monitor many other aspects of school life – the achievement of different ethnic groups, lateness, behaviour and how our school performs in comparison with schools with similar intakes.