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Southborough Primary School
Every Child a Star

Governance

What is the role of the Governing Body?

 

The governing body is responsible in law for the school, but it has a strategic role and doesn’t get involved in operational matters like teaching or timetabling – these are the responsibility of the headteacher. The governing body holds the headteacher to account for his decisions.

 

All governing bodies have three main functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
     
    The governing body holds the headteacher to account by monitoring and asking the right questions. This often includes visiting the school to look at specific areas, like safeguarding or SEND.
     

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who is the Governing Body accountable to?

The Governing Body is accountable by law to Ofsted, the local community and the local authority.

 

Do Governors get paid?

No. All governors are volunteers.

 

How do I become a Governor?

When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed and you’ll have the chance to stand for election. Parents can also be appointed as other categories of governor (for example, co-opted).

 

Can I approach the Governors with concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Concerns and complaints should go to the school before coming to the Governing Body.

 

How do I contact the Governing Body?

Parents/carers and staff are welcome to contact the Governing Body directly.

Letters to the Governing Body should be addressed to the Chair and delivered to the school office.

Alternatively, please email admin@southborough.bromley.sch.uk and address your correspondence for the attention of the Governing Body.

 

 

       

SOUTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

2020-2021

 

    CHAIR:           Nicola Tootell - elected 16/10/20

    VICE CHAIR:  Kerry Tidder - elected 16/10/20

 

 

Southborough Primary School

Position

Appointed by

Type of Governor

Term of Office (from)

Term of Office (to)

Patrick Foley

Headteacher

N/A

Staff

N/A

N/A

Helen Baker

 

Governing Body

Co-opted

28.11.17

27.11.21

Stephen Onamade

 

Governing Body

Co-opted

21.9.18

20.9.22

Ed Wilkie

 

Staff

Staff

5.10.20

4.10. 24

Kerry Tidder

Vice Chair

Governing Body

Co-opted

2.7.20

1.7.24

Nicola Tootell

Chair

Governing Body

Co-opted

27.11.17

26.11.21

Mercy Gilbert

 

Local Authority

Local Authority

20.01.20

19.01.24

Ben Thompson

 

Parents

Parent

5.10.20

4.10.24

Joss Alcraft

 

Parents

Parent

5.10.20

4.10.24

Irene Morley

Clerk

Governing Body

N/A

N/A

N/A

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