The Role of the Governing Body
As governors at Woodlands School we work with the headteacher, Mrs Woods, to ensure that Woodlands delivers a good quality education. The headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management; the governors set the aims and policies for the school.
Governors have three main roles:
- To provide strategic direction for the school
- To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
- To ensure accountability
We also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
- Determining how the school's budget is spent
- Appointing the headteacher and deputy head
- Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
- Setting policies and standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
- Making sure the school environment is welcoming and safe
- Setting and monitoring implementation of the school's aims and policies
The full GB meets at least termly and sometimes every half-term. It appoints committees which are able to look at issues in more detail; at present we have two committees, Finance and Premises and Curriculum and Personnel.
Under the current Instrument of Government, Woodlands Governing Body consists of 18 governors: six elected parent governors, four appointed LEA governors, four staff governors and four co-opted community governors. Governors are appointed or elected for a four year term. The GB may also appoint additional associate governors who are not full members but may attend GB meetings and sit on committees.
VACANCIES ON WOODLANDS GOVERNING BODY
Woodlands currently has the following vacancies. If you would like to be considered, please email the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
2 x Parent Governors
2 x Co-opted Governors
The following documentation has further information for both parents and our Governors
Please click on link to access information.
Governors & Staff Responsibilities - /docs/Governors_/GOVERNING_BODY_LIST_ROLES___RESPONSIBILITIES_REVISED_JAN17.doc
Governors Information sheet -/docs/Governors_/Governors_Information_20152016.doc & /docs/Governors_/Governors_Information_20162017.doc
Governors Matrix of Experience - /docs/Governors_/Governor_Skills_Audit_2016.doc
Governors Sub committees -/docs/Governors_/GOVERNING_BODY_COMMITTEES_REVISED_JAN17.docx
Governors Time Table for Meetings -/docs/Governors_/TIMETABLE_FOR_GOVERNOR_MEETINGS_16-17.doc
Governors Class Responsibilities -/docs/Governors_/GOVERNORS_CLASS_RESPONSIBILITIE_REVISED_JAN_17.docx
Governors Terms of References for Committees - /docs/TERMS_OF_REFERENCES_FOR_COMMITTEES.doc
Governors Code of Conduct - /docs/GOVERNORS_CODE_OF_CONDUCT.doc
Governors Three Areas of Governing Body /docs/THREE_ROLES_OF_GOVERNING_BODY.doc
Governing Body Constitution 2015/2016 - /docs/Governors_/Woodlands_Governing_Body_Constitution_2015.doc
End of Term Letter to Parents from Governors July 2016 /docs/Governors_/Governor_letter_to_parents_July_16.doc