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Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ page of the New Cangle Community Primary School website.

 

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

The Headteacher

A teacher

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 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

 

 

How do you contact a school governor?

Please contact the school office and they will put you in touch. 

 

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.  Contact me through the School Office for a chat or you can e mail me on governors@newcangle.co.uk 

Georgina Ager (Chair of Governors)