Meet the Governors
We are extremely fortunate to have a very supportive Governing Body that takes an active role in the running of our school. The full Governing Body meets twice each term and the three sub-committees meet four times per year. The Governing Body at Lytchett Matravers Primary School is composed of: the Headteacher, one Staff Governor, three Parent Governors, one Local Authority Governor, six Co-opted Governors and two Associate Members.
Elected Governors are appointed for terms of four years, after which they will either stand down or seek re-election. The parents and guardians of children attending the school have the opportunity to elect the parent Governors when a vacancy occurs. Co-opted Governors are normally appointed for terms of four years and are chosen based on the skills they offer the Governing Body. The main duty of the Governors is to set the strategic direction of the School and to provide the overall governance. They are not responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
The Governors’ Handbook 2014 states that the Governing Body needs to have a strong focus on the following three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The whole Governing Body meets six times a year, once each half term.
There are also three sub-committees, which meet four times a year. These committees are responsible for the following aspects of the school and report back to the main committee:
- Premises, Finance and Marketing
- Parents, Personnel and Community
Contacting the Governing Body
We hope you will be very happy with everything at our school and would welcome positive feedback at any time. It is always good to know what you feel we are doing well. Equally, if you ever have a concern about an aspect of our school it is important that you let us know. Your first contact should always be with the Headteacher but if necessary you can contact the Governors. If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body this can be done via the school office or through the Clerk of Governors.
We feel it is important for parents to understand the role of our Governing Body and what we do to support the staff/school. You can keep up to date with our efforts by reading our regular contributions to the school’s monthly Roundabout Newsletter.