Welcome to the governors area of the school website. Here you can find out more about who we are and the work we do.
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Each individual governor is a member of the governing body. The governing body collectively is responsible for ensuring the school delivers a high quality education.
Mrs S. Iqbal (Chair)
- Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Attainment and Achievement Governor
- Safeguarding/child Protection Governor
- Safer Recruitment Governor
Mrs S. Cooper (Vice Chair)
Mrs A. Bashir-Pugh
Mr J. Stokes (Assistant Head Teacher)
Mrs M. Ali
- Health and Safety Governor
- Phonics Governor
Mr P. Wears
- Maths Governor
Miss B. Griffiths
Miss N. Kemble (Assistant Head Teacher)
Mrs L. Curtis
Who can become a school governor?
Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can become a school governor. The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. Training is available for all governors who wish to develop their skills with the aim of raising school standards.
Categories of Governors
There are four different categories of governors at Reddal Hill:
1. Parent governors (parents of children at the school)
2. Staff governors (members of the school staff)
3. Local authority governor (nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body)
4. Co-opted governors (people appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and experience)
Governors are appointed for a term of four years, this term is renewable.
What do governors do?
The head teacher of the school is responsible for the day to day management of the school. The role of the governing body is to provide strategic management, and to act as a critical friend, supporting the work of the head teacher and other staff.
All school governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The full governing body meet at least once every term. At the start of the school year committees, which have specific areas of focus, are established. Governors are then assigned to the different committees. Our main committees which meet at least once a term are:
· Curriculum and standards committee
· Finance and staffing committee
· Premises, health and safety committee
· Head teachers appraisal committee
In addition to this some governors have special responsibilities, for example, a Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) governor.
For further information on our school governors, including declarations financial and business interests, please click here.
If you have a query or question for our governors, or feel that there is something that the governors may be able to help you with; please contact us using the form below.