Our School is Voluntary-Aided, its Governing Body consists of both appointed and elected governors.
The aim of the Governor team at our school is to work with the staff to make St Stephen's Primary School an exciting, safe and happy environment in which the children can reach their potential.
The main role of a Governing Body is to give direction, support and challenge to the school leadership.
We do this in the following ways:
Meetings of the full Governing Body are usually held once a term throughout the school year. Topics covered in meetings may include: planning the school's long term vision through the School Development Plan, the school budget, target setting and monitoring.
Much of the work however, is devolved to a series of committees to ensure the workload is dealt with effectively. Sub-committees focus on Finance and resources & Standards and curriculum.
To monitor the curriculum each governor has a link responsibility for one area of it and meets with the relevant member of staff.
Governors generally hold their office for a period of four years at a time.