School Governors

chairofgovernewsnewWelcome to the section of the web where you can find out more about the Governors and the work that we do. Governors have an important role as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school, working in partnership with the school community to help provide the best possible education for our pupils. This is achieved by:

  • Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.rem ipsum dolor sit
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Categories of Governor

  • Local Authority (LA) Governor – nominated by Birmingham City Council.
  • Community Governor – a person appointed by the Governing Body who lives or works in the community served by the school
  • Parent Governors – are elected by and from the parents
  • Staff Governors – elected by and from the staff
  • Ex-officio Governors – Governors by virtue of their office, ie the Headteacher

Committees

The responsibilities of the Governing Body are shared between two main committees, each with a specific responsibility. Our Finance (First) Committee oversees the budget, premises, staffing, strategy and resources and our Curriculum Committee monitors curriculum provision, attainment and achievement of all pupils and provision made for particular groups such as SEN, Gifted & Talented etc.

Further smaller sub committees convene to address such matters as Head Teacher’s Performance Management, Staff Pay Reviews which are conducted annually and, should the need arise, Complaints and Discipline.

All committees report back to the Full Governing Body.

Link Governors

Link Governors are those who have been assigned to a specific focus of school life. There are Link Governors assigned to areas of the curriculum; Literacy, Numeracy, and Special Educational Needs/Gifted & Talented. The role of the Linked Governor is:

  • to take an interest in and gain more detailed knowledge of their area
  • to know what is contained in the School Improvement Plan (SIP for their area
  • to be involved in the review of the SIP for their area and to be part of the planning process
  • to help the governing body in its critical friend role by asking questions about progress and challenging appropriately about attainment in their area
  • to report back at agreed intervals either to the appropriate committee or the full governing body
  • to work in full partnership with the headteacher

We believe passionately in the right of the individual to grow, whether they are a five year old in the class room, a twenty five year old Newly Qualified Teacher, a Forty year old Teaching Assistant or a 50 year old in a leadership position.

Everybody has the ability, the capability and the responsibility to maximise their potential in a sound, happy and secure environment. Our aim is to ensure that we create that environment for every person within the Beeches Infant School community.

Every Child Matters