Welcome to the Governing Body section of our website.
The governing board’s role is to make sure:
- The vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
- The headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
- The use of the school's financial resources is sound, proper and effective
The duties of the governing board are set out in the Governance Handbook.
The Governing Body works with the Senior Leadership Team to develop the strategic direction of the school to ensure that the children at ECFS get the best possible education in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.
The Governing Body acts as a critical friend, giving support to the Head in leading the school and ensuring statutory duties are carried out. The day to day responsibility of running the school is the responsibility of the Senior Leadership Team but the Governors have a role to ensure everything is done to the highest standard.
The Governing Body has a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view towards promoting high standards of achievement. It has many responsibilities including monitoring the school’s finances, safeguarding procedures, appointing staff, reviewing performance management, setting targets, monitoring and reviewing policies and many more.
Each Governor has individual responsibilities such as monitoring a subject area or a year group. Reports are fed back to the full Governing Body.
The Chair of Governors, Joe O' Sullivan, can be contacted via the clerk, Mrs Tori Meredith by email firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school office, 01386 710279.