All governors at WeST are fully committed to their very important role.
The governing body has three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Holding the Head teacher 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.
We carry out these functions in a variety of ways throughout the year.
The governors attend 12 Full Governing Body meetings each year, where we focus on core functions, as well as financial, Personnel and Premises matters. These meetings are always well attended.
The Executive Head teacher provides a very detailed report each term and welcomes challenge from the governors.
All governors have lead roles which are listed on the next page.
All governors make visits into school, throughout the year, to monitor the School Development Plan (which is the strategic plan for the school) or to monitor the area for which they have a lead role. Written reports of the visits are then circulated to all governors.
Governors are expected to attend Training Courses to develop their knowledge and skills.
Governors also attend the various school events throughout the year. These visits enable the governors to participate fully in the life of the school.
We welcome any questions from children, staff, parents and the community and can always be contacted by email, through the clerk to the governors by emailing Sam Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairs of Governors
Who Are We?
Please click on the document below to learn a little more about the members of our Governing Body.
Governor Meetings & Minutes
The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets ten times each year, usually once per month. The planned meeting dates for the 2021/22 academic year are:
- 21st September
- 19th October
- 24th November
- 16th December
- 17th January
- 15th February
- 23rd March
- 5th May
- 13th June
- 12th July
The FGB meetings are held in the early evenings at each of the three schools in our Federation on a rotational basis. All confidential matters discussed and minuted in 'Part 2' are not available to the public. The minutes of the general FGB meeting are available to view below.