Our Governors Vision and Values
Be Determined: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” Colossians 1:10-11
Who are the Governors?
The governing body’s main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.
The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff. Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school’s future direction and focus.
Governors work as a team. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full governing body which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It’s important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge their Senior Leadership Team by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the pupils.
The task can be divided into three main roles – providing a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend to the school and ensuring accountability.
Governors have several roles to fulfill they have a strategic role, they have be to a critical friend and ensure accountability.
There are several different types of governors representing different elements of the school and local community: foundation (the Church) Local Authority, Coopted (local business/community) and parent. You will see who represents these bodies if you click on:
Who are we?
We are a group of volunteer parents, staff and members of the community who have the children’s best interest at heart. If you’d like to know more about our Governors please click on the following link;
The different categories of governor are:
- parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school.
- staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues. This category includes the headteacher (who serves in an ex-officio capacity), teaching and non-teaching staff.
- co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school
- foundation governors who are appointed by the school’s founding body, which in most cases is the Church.
- authority governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body
- associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body
How are we organised?
Each governor works in a committee which is felt to be their strength or particular interest. We meet as a full governing body to deal with the overall strategic management of the school then we work in more detail at committee level.
Click on the links below to find out more about each committee.
When do we meet?
Mundy Junior School’s Governing Body meets at least four times a year as a whole governing body and also in smaller sub committees at least once a term.
What are our aims?
The governing body:
a) is responsible for the school’s strategic aims and objectives
b) provides challenge and support to the schools leadership team as they work to achieve those aims and objectives
c) ensures accountability
The governor’s role is strategic rather than operational; 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.
How do you contact us?
If you wish to contact the governing body you can do so via the school office or via our clerk to governors, Mrs L George