The role of the Governors is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. We want to be as open with parents as we can, and so have decided to publish our minutes on the school website. Please scroll down for links.
At Cradoc, the Governing Body consists of up to 13 governors who are unpaid volunteers from various walks of life and who are appointed in different ways. These are Community Governors, Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Minor Authority Governors and Staff Governors.
We work with the Headteacher to make tough decisions on balancing the budget and other school resources. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing body. The Governing body’s key functions are to:
- Set the aims and objectives for the school
- Set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achieving its aims and objectives
- Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure it provides value for money
- To be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher and Staff
Much of our work is done through committees which are responsible for monitoring areas such as the content of the curriculum, the school premises including health & safety, the financial management of the school and how the school communicates with staff, pupils, parents and the local community. We also appoint individual governors to look at specific areas such as provision for children with particular needs, safeguarding and curriculum subjects.
In carrying out our work we make visits to the school, examine reports, review policies and compare practices and data with other schools. We ask questions to understand how and why things are done and challenge in a way that is supportive and directed towards our main aim: ensuring that your children receive the best education possible in a safe and secure environment, learning and growing throughout their years at the school.