Welcome to our Governors' pages
Our governors are a key part of Greenhill. Their role is to oversee many of the strategic decisions which affect Greenhill Primary School and to act as a ‘critical friend’ who supports, challenges, ask questions and ultimately represents the school community.
What does the Governing Body do?
We are kind, we are confident, we are resilient, we are Greenhill!
Our Governors work in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority and are involved with areas such as buildings, finance, curriculum and staffing. The day-to-day running of Greenhill is is the headteacher's responsibility - Mr. Dawson is also a governor - whilst the governing body ensures the school works well and offers an appropriate range of academic and social opportunities. Any queries regarding the school should be raised directly with the school in the first place.
Governor's Vision for the school:
To ensure that pupils and staff at Greenhill Primary School enjoy learning together in a safe and enriched educational environment, which will prepare each of our children to achieve their full potential to enjoy a happy, successful and fulfilled life.
Our main functions are to:
- Help set the aims and objectives for the school
- Help to ensure our policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
- Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
- Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.
The Governing Body comprises of:
The Governing body includes 2 parents/carers, 1 member of staff, the Headteacher, one Local
Authority member and several co-opted members. Governor audits ensure that within the
membership of the Governing Body there are all the relevant skills and expertise needed to ensure it carries out its key roles effectively.
The Full Governing Body meets four times a year. There are three subcommittees – Teaching and
Learning, Pupil Support and Resources – which each meet three times a year.
Being a School Governor is voluntary and unpaid role.The term of office for a governor is initially four years.
The Governing Board and it's Committees
The Governing Body has a Governing Board which is the main forum for discussion and decision making. All governors are a member of the Board. The board meets at least three times a year.
The Governing Board has three principle sub committees which normally meet three times a year. These are:
The Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions.and
The Pupil Support Committee is responsible for pupil behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities and other partnerships.
The Resources Committee is responsible for staffing, budgets and financial matters, equality and diversity, premises and property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.
The Governing Body also has a Pay Review Committee which is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy. It normally meets once a year. The Headteachers performance management cycle is run by the Headteacher Performance Management Committee.
Details of our Governors and their individual responsibilities and interests can be seen here.
Annual Governance Statement
The Governing Board publishes an annual summary in August each year which summarises what it has accomplished that academic year and what it plans for the next year. The statement can be seen on the Annual Governance Statement tab.