Our Governing Body

If you require any extra information, please do not hesitate to contact 0117 986 4489 

The governing body currently has governor vacancies. If you wish to find out more about becoming a school governor, please contact  the Chair of Governors, Mrs Chrissie Arnold, who  can be contacted through the school office or through the Clerk to Governors at: clerk.governors@castle.bathnes.sch.uk.

LENGTH OF SERVICE

All governors serve a term of office of four years.

Staff governors and parent governors are elected by staff and parents respectively.  LA governors are appointed by the Local Education Authority, and co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body.

SUB-COMMITTEES

 Governors can also  serve on the following sub-committee:

  • Finance, Personnel, Premises and Health & Safety

The sub-committee meet approximately six times a year, as does the full governing body to which they report.

POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE GOVERNING BODY

Ultimately the governing body is responsible for the following main areas:

  • setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement, and monitoring and managing these;
  • managing the school budget and making decisions on staff pay;
  • making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based;
  • reporting to parents regarding National Curriculum assessments;
  • appointing the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher;
  • determining how the appointment of new staff will be managed;
  • establishing procedures for the management of staff conduct and discipline and staff grievances;
  • establishing, following consultation with all staff, and reviewing annually a performance management staff appraisal system;
  • managing governors’ duties to pupils with Special Educational Needs;
  • health and safety;
  • management and maintenance of the school premises and new construction works.

Much of the above is achieved through governors supporting staff as critical friends.

MINUTES OF GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

These and agendas, reports and papers considered at meetings are available for inspection by any interested person.  Please contact the Clerk to the Governors through the school should you wish to see any of this documentation.

RAISING ISSUES OF CONCERN WITH THE GOVERNING BODY

Issues should only be raised with the governing body when all the avenues for resolution with school staff, especially the Headteacher, have been tried.  Obviously, if the issue directly concerns the Headteacher then it would be appropriate to go straight to the governing body.  Contact with the governing body should be made to the Chair through the school.

 

 

Policies

The website is undergoing updates (please contact the school office for these policies, in the interim) but all policies can be found under the Policies tab in Statutory Information and Reporting.

 

Governors

 Membership, Responsibilities, status and Committees

2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Register of Pecuniary Interests

2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Governor Attendance Record 2016-2017

Governor Meeting Schedule

2017-2018