A governing body is a group of individuals, made up of parents, staff and members of the local community. They work on a voluntary basis to support the strategic leadership of the school. Governors typically serve for terms of four years, and will have a variety of responsibilities during this time.
There are different types of governors:
The school has a full governing body made up of:
Whilst the governing body carry many legal responsibilities for the school, this only represents part of the overall story. These activities include:
As well as attending monthly meetings, Bourne Governors come into school throughout the year. In these sessions they look in books, speak with key staff, observe parts of lessons, talk to children, attend assembly and go out in the playgrounds to observe the children.
These visits into school are planned out for the whole year as part of the school calendar of events. The visits are linked to the School Improvement Plan so that governors can focus on specific issues that will feed into the plan. These visits give them opportunity to see the work of the school in action and to ask questions and make suggestions about what they see.
Please click here for more information on each governor
Please click here for the register of governors’ interests and other details