Welcome to the Governors’ page of the New Cangle Community Primary School website. Here are a few questions you might have and some answers. For more information contact me as below.
What are School Governors?
Legally-appointed volunteer advisors, helping schools be the best they can be. Governors work alongside staff as a joint team, rather like directors of a business and trustees of a charity.
What sort of people are Governors?
Parents or carers of pupils
A member of the non-teaching staff
People interested in our school who live or work in the local community
People already known to the Education Authority, such as councillors or experienced governors
People connected with other local schools especially linked or partnership schools
And all governors must be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check
What do Governors actually do?
Decide what really matters to our school and what is the right thing to do (values and ethos)
Decide where we are going and how we will get there (current and future developments)
Encourage the staff and pupils to do their best
Ask questions and look at things (check things are being done as wanted)
Check the finances are correctly managed
Check the law regarding education is being followed
Take part in meetings, sometimes being in charge or taking notes
Collect information and tell other governors
Join interview panels and help make decisions about people
Be visible (support events)
See classes in action
Eat school dinners
Go on school trips with pupils
Represent the school to the outside world
And other things….
Want to contact a governor?
Ask at the School Office.
Interested in being a governor?
This might sound like a big job – especially as it is not paid - but it is really just common sense, and very interesting. Training is also provided. Contact me through the School Office for a chat or you can e mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Pavey (Chairman of Governors)