The Governing Body

School governance is the one of the most important volunteering roles in education and an effective governing body is a great source of strength to a school. School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to staff, parents and the community.

A governing body’s three core functions are:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the head teacher and leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governing boards must be ambitious for all children and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality, as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focussed on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.

The responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • Being a champion for the children of Redfield Edge Primary School
  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement for all children at every level
  • Making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Managing strategy and supporting delivery of the school improvement plan
  • Planning the school’s long-term future including setting the school’s vision and values
  • Appointing senior staff, including the head teacher
  • Managing the school budget

A lot of every-day work is building a strong evidence base to prove that we are an amazing school. Board members are critical friends to our Head teacher and the school leadership team, ensuring that they are being thorough in their decisions, and adhering to strategic direction and the culture of our school.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher.

Our Current Governing Body

All schools require a Governing Body of up to twelve governors in total. This is made up of:

  • two parents elected by other parents with children at the school
  • the head teacher;
  • one member of staff elected by other members of staff;
  • one local authority representative chosen by governors from the local community
  • seven co-opted governors appointed by the governing body. This can contain no more than 2 staff

Our current school governors as of March 2020 click HERE

Our current school governors’ roles as of March 2020 click HERE 

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please take a look HERE for more information or get in touch with the school office.

For meeting attendance data 2018-2019 Click HERE 

For meeting attendance data 2019-2020 Click HERE 

The Governor Zone