Abbotskerswell governing body is an experienced group of volunteers with representatives from the parent body, teaching staff and local community. Together we help set the strategic vision and direction for the school, support with the appointment of senior staff, keep an overview of finance and resources and act as a critical friend, ensuring that the highest standards are attained in all that the school does.
In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The minutes of the Full Governing Board meetings are available on request from the office.
Who are we?
The Governing Body consists of:
The Head Teacher
1 Elected Staff Governor
1 Appointed Local Authority Governor
3 Elected Parent Governors
6 Co-opted Governors
The Full Governing Body meets twice each term. One meeting per term focuses on Progress and Achievement and the other meeting focuses on Finance and Resources.
Each Governor is assigned a focus area. These are: Core Curriculum; Wider Curriculum; Staffing; Finance and Premises; Safeguarding; SEND; Health & Safety and Communication and Community Links
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