Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3AT
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An important part of the role of the governing body is to help set the vision and values for the school, and the policies and procedures that act as a framework for how the school is run. The daily operational management of the school is the responsibly of the Headteacher.
At Saint Sebastian's the Full Governing Body normally meets six times a year to discuss and agree the school’s business. In addition, the governor committees meet more regularly to monitor progress, review policies and make recommendations. These cover:
We also go into school to attend events and to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and the children to help us to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
What our Role is:
The primary role of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for their pupils by:
Setting the Strategic Direction:
The governing body is there to ensure the school is focused on raising standards of achievement and sets high expectations so that all our children reach their potential. To do this we help decide what the school wants to achieve (the vision and aims), and make strategic plans to get there.
We provide the framework for how the Headteacher and staff should run the school through:
Being a Critical Friend:
A key role of the Governors is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. In this role the Governors are there to:
Finally as schools have a responsibility for the education and well-being of the pupils and are spending public money there needs to be accountability. The governing body:
If you would like to know more about the role of the Governors in the running of the school, please let us know and if you would like to see a copy of the governor meeting minutes please contact the school office.