New Cangle Community Primary School

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Meet our governors: 

John Pearson Todd Capon Adam Faulconbridge
Chair of Governors Vice-chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor

 

Bob Greatrex Sarah Pector Jacqueline Brading

Local Authority

Governor

Staff Governor

Headteacher

 

 

Who are School Governors and what are they responsible for?

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. The governing body is responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the schoola dn making sure its money is well spent. 

The headteacher is responsible for the day to day management and internal organisation of the school itself. 

When do the Governing Board meet?

New Cangle Full Governing Board meets 6 times a year. As a small governing board, the school does not have sub committees which meet regularly. 

 

What sort of people are governors?

  • Parents or carers of pupils
  • A teacher or 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

All governors must be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Who makes up the governing body?

When all vacancies are filled, our governing body is made up of:

  • The headteacher
  • One staff governor - this governor is elected by the staff at the school and represents them, but is not their delegate
  • Once local authority (LA) governor - this governor is appointed by Suffolk County Council
  • Three parent governors - these governors are elected by fellow parents and are their representatives but not delegates
  • Three co-opted governors - these goevernors are appointed by the governing body for their skills which contribute to the effective governance and success of the school

What sort of things do Governors 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

What is the governing body structure?

The full govering body (FGB) meet twice each term. In addition to this, In addition to this, there are a number of governors who have additional responsibilities and take part in committees that carry out the work of the governing body, as needed. 

How do you contact a school governor?

Please contact governors@newcangle.co.ukIf you would like to contact an individual governor, the school office can also put you in contact. 

Are you 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.  Please contact John Pearson, Chair of Governors,  through the School Office for a chat or email: governors@newcangle.co.uk