The Governing Body plays an active role within the school, meeting regularly to provide both challenge and support in their role as a “critical friend”.
Being a Governor of a small village school brings special challenges and greater commitment to support the school’s leadership team. Governors are very supportive of the school, devoting time to their formal commitments and to participating in the life of the school.
The Full Governing Body meets at least every half term and there are active sub committees (Finance, Personnel & Premises, Curriculum & Standards, Admissions), that also meet regularly.
Once a year we have a joint meeting of Staff and Governors to discuss issues of strategic importance.
Individual governors additionally take on responsibility for specific areas of the curriculum, or for whole school issues such as safeguarding. In this ‘Link Governor’ role they do learning walks, pupil voice surveys and discuss the school development plan with subject leaders.
The Governing Body is committed to the continuous improvement in the overall quality of education provided in the school, including improvements to facilities, buildings, IT and the school infrastructure.
The Governing Body brings together the professional skills and experience from its members. At the end of each academic year we spend time thinking about how we can be more effective; a professional and effective Governing Body is an essential part of the School’s leadership and management team.
If you would like more information about the work of the Governing Body, please contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs Carole Connelly.
Ms Carole Connelly
Chair of GovernorsCConnelly@greatgaddesden.herts.sch.uk