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Coombe Road Primary School

Broadening Horizons, Raising Aspirations

Our Governing Body

The school has a governing body of twelve members, made up of three elected parent governors, one local authority governor, one elected staff governor, one headteacher governor and six co-opted governors. The Chair of Governors is Ray Williams.

The Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims and objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions. Our handbook for governors is available below. 

Some functions are delegated to committees. We have two committees, Resources Committee and Education and Learning Committee.

Education and Learning Committee

Chair: Gillian Burns

This committee's role includes:

  • to consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum
  • to monitor and evaluate the progress of the school improvement plan
  • to ensure the school is effectively responding to the requirements set out by Ofsted and HMI

Resources Committee

Chair: Peter Freeman

This committee's role includes:

  • to establish and maintain an up to date financial plan
  • to make decisions on expenditure and to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • to establish a Pay Policy
  • to draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Head Teacher

This committee also functions as the Pay Committee when appropriate.

The full terms of reference for the committees can be found below.

Forthcoming meetings

Full Governing Body: Tuesday 12 December 2017 - 5pm

Education and Learning Committee: Tuesday 14 November 2017 - 3.30pm

Resources Committee: Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 3pm

Clerk to Governors

The Clerk to Governors is Melanie Arnold.

Acronyms

In Education we use a lot of acronyms as shorthand for terms we use regularly, and sometimes we forget that not everyone knows what we are talking about. For example, we all talk about INSET days, but how many people know that this stands for In-Service Education and Training? The document  below provides a list of acronyms and their meanings.

Name
List of Acronyms used in Education.pdfDownload
Terms of Reference Education and Learning Committee 2016-17.pdfDownload
Terms of Reference Resources Committee 2016-17.pdfDownload
Governors-handbook-2016-17.pdfDownload
Scheme of Delegation 2016-17.pdfDownload
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