There are 12 Governors at Horndon-on-the-Hill primary school. The Head Teacher; three Foundation Governors (appointed by the Church); three Parent Governors elected by parents; a Staff Governor elected by staff; three Co-opted Governors appointed by the Governing Body and one Governor appointed by the Local Education Authority. We meet regularly throughout the year and each of us has individual responsibilities. A Governor serves a term of four years and the Chair and Vice Chair are elected by the Governors on an annual basis.
Governors do not manage the school on a day-to-day basis, but are collectively responsible and accountable for the long term development of the school. There are three key roles that we undertake:
Providing Strategic Management - we help the school set aspirational aims and objectives. We are also responsible for setting the policies and targets to achieve these, as well as monitoring and evaluating progress.
Support & Challenge - we need to ensure accountability by asking the difficult questions and guaranteeing the school is responsible for its actions. We aim to use our individual skills and experience to support the school in achieving its aims, champion success and recognise good performance.
Making Executive Decisions - we are responsible for allocating and controlling the school’s budget and appointing senior staff.
We aim to keep parents and the wider community informed of the school’s performance, key decisions and our plans for the future and we welcome feedback. You can either e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Governors c/o the School Office.