The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff. Rather than manage. Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.
TYPES OF GOVERNORS
Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to be elected as governors at the school. Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school by a process of nominations and a ballot if necessary.
Local Authority Governors
The Local Authority appoints LA Governors and any eligible person can be appointed to this role.
Both teaching and support staff, who are employees at the school, are eligible to become Staff Governors. They are elected by the school staff.
The Headteacher is a member of the Governing Body by virtue of his/her office.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body on the basis that they have the necessary skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. All categories of governor are elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office: governors may serve more than one term of office.
School governors play a vital role in education.
The governing board plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account.
A strong governing board ensures robust debate, which in turn leads to better educational outcomes for children.
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We believe in transparency and accountability within our school. The Governing Board provide support and challenge as required, with the aim of enabling our school to work towards educational excellence for all.
We aim to develop a culture of diversity, community and democrocy through our values of compassion & respect in which all those connected to the AddMore Federation feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
Across our school, our governance roles are composed of approximately 91.6% white British, 8.3% white Irish and 0% wishing not to share their information.
*Similar to pupil data, any individual who is of any origin other than white British/Irish, is defined as being of minority ethnic background.