Fairfields Primary School and Nursery
About Your Governing Body
We are committed to ensuring all children's schooling here at Fairfields is productive, enjoyable, and that every child fulfils his or her full potential during their time here, equipping them for the years ahead. These formative years are so important. We are proud to do what we can to ensure that our school continues to be successful. We want to be an outstanding school within our community, and a school of choice. We can't do this in isolation - we need your help and support to work with us to ensure this happens!
Who we are:
Chaired by Mr Philip Ions, your Governing Body currently has 5 members (there are governor vacancies for parent and co-opted governors and one vacancy for a Local Authority Governor) made up of:
Each governor has equal voting powers and the different type of governor is merely the way the individual became a member. The governors' term of office is 4 years.
What we do - the Purpose of Governance
The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Effective governance is based on six key features:
Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
How we do it
Full Governing Body meetings take place twice a term. In addition 3 sub-committees comprising Premises, Curriculum and Personnel & Finance also meet twice-termly and these debates and outcomes feed into the Full Governing Body meeting. At these meetings we review and discuss various items including compliance with current legislation, e.g. Financial Management Standards, regularly review our budget, the School's Development Plan, various policies & procedures and we will challenge these where appropriate. We work closely with the Head teacher and staff, we undertake visits, individually, to the school on a regular basis to review classroom and other activities to assist us in our role and ensure we understand what goes on, and how.
We welcome any ideas / suggestions you have regarding your school and if you wish to contact us, please either pop into the school office with your comments or contact details, or e-mail us direct at : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor yourself, please contact the Chair of Governors, and you may find the following website of interest for more detailed information about our role and responsibilities: www.governornet.co.uk
Your Governing Body (as at September 2017):
Mr Philip Ions, Mr Andrew Ludlam
Fairfields Primary School and Nursery – Governors
PP & F = Premises, Personnel & Finance Updated February 2018
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