School governors are people from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members. There is no upper age limit.
Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.
"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school. This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action.
Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school." (School Governor Recruitment Toolkit)
We are grateful to our Governing Body for their ongoing support and guidance.
Our Governing Body is made up of the Headteacher and 1 Staff Governor, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor and 3 Co-opted Governors. We currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor. We have 2 Staff Associate Members and a Clerk to the Governors.
The work of the Governing Body is supported by various committees. We have two Governor Committee Groups and a Headteacher’s Performance Management Group, these are; Resources Committee & Curriculum Committee. The Headteacher’s Performance Management Group report back to the Resources Committee and is made up of 2 members. Governors also have linked responsibilities to SEN, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, More Able Pupils, Early Years and School Finance.
The Governing Body meet as Board 4 times a year, and the Resource & Curriculum Committees also meet 4 times per year.
If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Governing Body, you should address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors, c/o Little Harrowden Primary School, School Lane, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, NN9 5BN.