Roles of the Governing Board
Every school in England has a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the school's strategic decisions. A key role is to act as a 'critical friend': to support, challenge, ask questions and represent the school community.
The governors are involved in discussions and decisions concerning staffing, curriculum, finance and the school building and grounds.
As a Voluntary Aided CE school, Ivegill Governing Body consists of:
- five foundation governors
- two parent governors
- one appointed local authority governor
- one staff governor
The standard term of office for a governor is four years; however many governors are re-elected as they still have a lot to offer school in terms of time, experience and expertise. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.
The Chair of Governors is Mr Allister Green, who can be contacted directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school the governors are responsible for strategic decisions including:
- setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
- holding personnel within school to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent.
The Governing Body of Ivegill CE School is currently ...
- Mr Allister Green (Chair of Governing Body)
- Ms Sue Stainton (Headteacher, Ivegill CE Primary)
- Dr Jane Rickerby (Local Authority Governor)
- Mrs Joanne Anderson (Staff Governor)
- Ms Jillian Harrison-Longworth (Pupil Premium/ Child Protection/SEND)
- Mrs Jeanette Bainbridge (Parent Governor)
- Mr Richard Messenger (Parent Governor)
- Mr Peter Moran (Foundation Governor)
- Mrs Alison Hudson (Foundation Governor)
- Mrs Karen Shepherd (Clerk to the Governors)