Meet our GovernorsWelcome to Westbury Leigh CofE Primary School and the Governors page of our website. As a governing body we have an important role in supporting the school to achieve its aims. We are also committed to ensuring that all children who attend our school have as much opportunity as possible to reach their full potential.
What being a Westbury Leigh CE Governor involvesWe:
- Agree and set the strategic direction of the school
- hold the school to account for the progress and attainment of all children
- agree policies to support the school on a day to day basis
- set targets with Headteacher to ensure that the pupils achieve their absolute best in all areas
- monitor the school's actions relating to these targets
- By being available to meet with staff
- By monitoring the progress of the school towards its targets
- By meeting to set school priorities and to update our school Development and Improvement plan to ensure it continually meets the needs and priorities for the school
- By meeting with parents and pupils to discuss their school
- By engaging with the local Authority to be trained in new developments and initiatives.
Our Governing Body
Who are we?The governing body represents a cross-selection of the local community. In partnership with the Headteacher, the governing body is responsible for the curriculum and many other aspects of the school management. There are various categories of governor which are explained briefly below: * Parent governors are the parent or guardian of a child currently attending the school and are nominated by and elected by other parents of children currently at the school. * Staff governors are nominated and elected by the staff of the school. * The Local Authority governor is nominated and approved by the Local Authority. * Co-opted governors are nominated by the governing body to ensure that the whole community is represented as far as possible and that we have a broad skills mix that will benefit the school. * As a church school, we have Foundation governors and an ‘ex-officio’ representative from the diocese, who all represent the church and have particular responsibility for ensuring that our Christian ethos is maintained within the school’s distinctive character. * In addition, the Headteacher is a member of the governing body in an ‘ex officio’ capacity – that is the office of Headteacher rather than the individual is the governor.
The governors meet as a full board every month with working parties as required to work on projects. This enables them to fully support and challenge the work of the school in securing good outcomes for children.
Minutes of Governors Meetings are available on request via the school office.