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Governors

Governors at Sunnyfields come from many different backgrounds and have a range of skills and expertise. They both challenge and support the school to ensure that every child gets an outstanding education.

There are staff, parent, co-opted and local authority Governors and you can find out who they are below.

The Governing Board has three core functions:

  • Making sure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

To make sure the Governors achieve these aims, they work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff, supporting activities and achievement and helping the school respond to the needs of pupils, parents and the community. Governors do not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school.

The Chair of Governors has a close working relationship with the Headteacher and meet regularly.

The Governing Board has two Committees that meet once a term and these committees report to the Full Governing Board once a term.

The Committees:

  • Resources Committee
  • Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee

The Resources Committee discusses matters such as the school budget, premises and staffing and Health & Safety. Its Terms of Reference, which are reviewed annually, can be found here.

The Standards & Pupil Welfare Committee covers matters such as raising standards, pupil outcomes and the well being and safeguarding of pupils. Its Terms of Reference, reviewed annually, can be found here.

In addition to the Committee meetings, all Governors also meet once a term at the Full Governing Board meeting. A list of the Governing Board meeting dates for this academic year can be found here.

Governors receive regular training and will often visit the school as part of their role.

All Governors are required to read and sign the Governors Code of Conduct and the Governor Visits Guidelines which you can read here.

If you have any queries regarding governance, please do not hesitate to contact Georgia Cocks, Chair of Governors, through the school office.

Governing Body Membership 2019-2020

View document governors/governor_table_march_2020.pdf

 

Becoming a School Governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor the office can put you in contact with our Chair of Governors, Georgia Cocks, for an initial informal meeting.

This link provides a wide range of information about the role and expectations of school governors.

Governor Register of Interest

This link shows the register of interests as declared by our school governors.