How does the Belvoirdale Governing Body work?
Every school in the UK is required by law to have an independent Governing Body that takes responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction and decisions made by each school. This Body should be made up proportionately by the various individuals who have a vested interest in the success of the school.
Specifically, Belvoirdale Primary School has three parent governors; one staff governor; three community governors; and two local authority governors. A clerk from the local authority, the school’s head teacher, deputy head and school business manager and the are also present on the Body.
Collectively, the Governing Body is legally responsible for promoting high standards of educational achievement in the school by:
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategy set out by the Governing Body. Details of the schools aims and objectives can be found in the School Improvement Plan and/ or the Governor Strategic plan, which you can see by contacting the school.
The table above shows how the governing body is structured. The Full Governing Body collectively sets the agenda for each meeting based on the challenges anticipated by the head teachers and the Local Authority and focuses on voting on the decisions the school needs to make so it can work towards achieving its aims and objectives.
If an issue needs to be scrutinised in detail then, depending on the subject, one of committees will focus their attention on it and, depending on the issue, make a decision on behalf of the Full Governing Body.
The Full Governing Body and both Committees will also hear from a variety of other sources. Policy documents from government and surveys that have been conducted nationally and locally are referred to.
If you wish to contact any members of our governing body please email the school at
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