Governors

The Ralph Butterfield Primary School Governing Body is made up of a team of volunteers both from within and outside the school community.

The governing body focuses on the long-term strategic development and improvement of the school; this includes promoting the effective management of the school, policy making, staff appointments and ensuring the school’s budget is planned well and spent wisely.

The full governing body usually meets at six times a year. As well as this we have two other committees, which usually meet five or six times per year.  The Finance, Staffing and Premises committee is responsible for ensuring the school budget is spent wisely and ensuring the well-being of the school staff and pupils, also for overseeing the maintenance of the school ground, resources within the school and contracts, as well as any health and safety issues.  The Curriculum and Standards committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and the school curriculum and assessment.


Governing Body Key Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Head Teacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.


Types of Governors

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

  • Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.

  • Staff Governor

  • Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

  • Local Education Authority (LEA) Governors

  • Appointed by the LEA.

  • Co-opted Governors

  • Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

  • The website link below provides details of the Department for Education ‘Governor Handbook’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook

 

Our school governors and their roles

Ralph Butterfield Governing Body

The Ralph Butterfield Primary School Governing Body is made up of a team of volunteers both from within and outside the school community. The governing body focuses on the long-term strategic development and improvement of the school; this includes promoting the effective management of the school, policy making, staff appointments and ensuring the school’s budget is planned well and spent wisely.

The full governing body meets at least six times a year. We have two sub committees which also meet at least 5 times a year to discuss issues in more depth. They are the Curriculum & Standards and the  Finance, Staffing and Premises Committees. The Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee is responsible for ensuring the school budget is spent wisely, ensuring the well-being of the school staff and pupils, responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the school ground, resources within the school and contracts, as well as any health and safety issues. The Curriculum and Standards Committee is responsible for the quality of teaching and the school curriculum and assessment.

Current Governing Body

"As a family, we have enjoyed becoming part of the RB school community. Thank you"
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