The school's governors are delighted to welcome to you to our page of the school website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and the work that we do.
The Governing Body is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction, that there are high expectations and high standards throughout the school and above all that Corpus Christi Catholic Primary is a happy and safe environment in which all of our children can thrive and develop their God given talents.
Please read on to find out who we are and what we do.
Our main role is to support the Head Teacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out the strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Our legal duties include:-
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the Head Teacher
There are two types of governor meetings at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary-
- Full governing body meeting
- Committee meetings (Pupil Affairs, Resources, Focus Group)
We have one full Governing Body meetings per term, at which we discuss the Head Teacher’s report, discuss the work of the various committees, ratify policies, and delegate specific projects to committees. In particular, the Focus group meet with children and staff and see the school in action.
How do I contact the Governors?
Parents are welcome to contact a Governor directly. Parent Governors are often to be found at the school at the start and end of the school day and are approachable.
If you wish to write to a specific Governor, this can be done by addressing the letter and handing the letter in at the school office for the Governor concerned. Letters to the Governing Body should be addressed to the Chairman and delivered in the same manner.
While we welcome letters and value your comments, initial complaints and issues relating to the day to day running of the school should, in the first instance, be referred to the relevant teacher or to the Head.
Governing Body Information