BLETCHINGLEY VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
The Governing Body have the ultimate responsibility for safeguarding, health and safety, premises, finance and school improvement. We set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school and support and hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school through challenge and support.
The Full Governing Body meets seven times a year and working parties meet more often. Many governors also take on additional responsibilities for specific areas – SEND, medical needs, looked after children, disadvantaged pupils, Health and Safety, Safeguarding for example.
One way in which we carry out our role of supporting and challenging the school responsibly and effectively, is through monitoring visits. At Bletchingley Village Primary School, each governor is assigned to a class which we follow as they progress through the school. We are able to see policies and procedures being implemented and the impact they have on the children’s progress.
As well as meetings and formal visits, we undertake relevant training and attend school events including assemblies, plays, concerts, sports days and accompany the children on educational visits. Governors give generously and willingly of their time for this very important and rewarding voluntary role.
Individual governors each have different skills but we all have the same driving force and focus – to ensure that every child has the best possible education to enable them to progress, fulfil their potential and go on to secondary education as confident, mature, resilient and independent individuals.
Chair of Governors