School Governors

The Governors
All Governors have a very important and essential role to play.
The role of the Academy Committee is to:
  • Provide the long term strategic direction to how the School is managed;
  • Act as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the Headteacher and all staff; and
  • Ensure the school is accountable for its actions to the Pele Trust.
Governors discuss and have input on:
  • School policies, such as discipline, dress, sport, bullying and homework;
  • Advising the Pele Trust on the long term plans and the future of the school;
  • How the delegated school budget from the Pele Trust will be spent;
  • How the school will try to reach performance targets;
  • Appointment and dismissal of staff;
  • Complaints from pupils, staff and parents;
  • Repair and maintenance of school buildings; and
  • Use of school premises outside school hours.
To undertake the above duties, the Academy Committee have appointed sub-committees of governors to look at specific issues. These sub-committees are known as Planning, Premises & Finance, Staffing and Curriculum committees.
It is the responsibility of Governors to support the Headteacher in the appointment of other teaching and non-teaching staff.
Each class in school has a designated Governor to represent them. These Governors spend time in school working with the children and staff and are available for parents to speak to.
Listed below, please find a brief explanation for each type of governor.
  • Parent Governors: parents of children at the school (appointed by parent election);
  • Staff Governor: members of the school staff;
  • Co-Opted Governors: members of the local community (appointed by the rest of the Academy Committee)
  • Foundation Governors: representatives of St Andrews Church / the Church

The Chairs of the sub committees are:

Staffing     Rev. Audrey McCartan (Chair of Committee)

Planning, Finance and Premises   Rev. Audrey McCartan (Chair of Committee)

Curriculum    Mrs. D. Stanley (Chair of Committee)

Who are our School Governors? – Click here 

Governor Terms of Office and Pecuniary Interests (updated June 2019) – Click Here

Roles and Responsibilities of School Governors (updated June 2019) –  Click Here

Timetable of Governor Visits to examine the Curriculum – Click Here

Code of Conduct for Academy Committee Members (Pele Trust) – Click Here

Register of attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings (updated 28th May 2019) – Click Here

Register of attendance at Curriculum Sub Committee Meetings – Click Here

Register of attendance at Staffing Sub Committee Meetings – 

Register of attendance at Planning, Finance & Premises Committee – Click Here

Register of staff interests (updated January 2019) – Click Here

Good schools have strong governance – A video from -The National Governors Association.