GOVERNING BODY OF ST MARGARETS SCHOOL.
Our Governing Body consists of 13 members and operates with 2 committees.
Like all schools, a Board of Governors oversees life at St Margaret’s School. The Governing Body has wide-ranging responsibilities and powers and works with the Headteacher and staff to:
- Agree the aims and values of the school
- Make decisions on the budget and approve School Development Plans
- Ensure that the National Curriculum is taught
- Monitor and review the school’s progress
- Ensure that individual pupil’s needs are met, including special needs
- Be involved in the recruitment of staff
- Provide information about school for parents
- Produce action plans following Inspection
- Establish and maintain positive links with the local community
The Governors meet twice a term as a full body and each governor also sits on one of two subcommittees, which also meet twice a term. The two subcommittees are:
- Resources - responsible for the financial & physical resources of the school
- Community and standards- responsible for staff selection, school policy and ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught in the school.
In addition, some governors have particular responsibilities for overseeing certain aspects of the school’s work, for example, special educational needs or health & safety. The governors subscribe to and attend the LA’s training programme designed for them. The size and composition of the Governing Body is laid down by law and Governors are appointed or elected by specific bodies or groups, but Governors are not delegates who must vote according to the wishes of those groups. The groups are: Parent governors, Staff governors, LA governors, and Foundation governors. The Chair of Governors is Rev Simon Newman who can be contacted via the school office.