Welcome to the Bow Community Primary School Governor page. Here you can find some information about the role of school governor. At the foot of the page is an 'Impact Statement', which will give you some idea as to how our Board of Governors help to support, shape and challenge the school.
Our Full Governing Body meetings are open to members of the public, provided that you have notified the Clerk to the Governors of your intention to attend the meeting, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting. You may contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school website, or by telephoning the school direct. Below is list of the Full Governing Body meeting dates for the remainder of this academic year:
12th September 2017
7th November 2017
16th January 2018
20th March 2018
22nd May 2018
10th July 2018
The Governing Body is made up of Parent Governors, Staff Governors, one Local Authority Governor and Co-opted Governors. Each governor is either selected or appointed and has a term of office of 4 years. These volunteers are focused on helping the school and all in the school community achieve their full potential.
They are responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school whilst respecting the professional roles of the Head Teacher and other staff for the management of the school. The phrase often used to describe the role of governor is “a critical friend”.
The Governing Body helps to set targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. Two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where improvement is needed.
Our Governing Body has 3 core functions:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The full governing body meets on at least a termly basis as do the Resources and Teaching & Learning Committees.
There are elected positions within the Governing Body and these are on an annual basis (e.g. Chairperson of the Full Governing Body or the committees).
There is a corporate governance model which means no one governor is fully responsible for any element of the work of a group or the school. The Governing Body is focused on the continuous development and improvement of the school.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor, please contact the chair of governors, Mrs Sarah Downs, through the main school office, or visit volunteer as a school governor.
This PDF shows our Governors Register of Business Interests.