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Our Welcome

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our commitment:- We are committed to ensuring that all at Five Ashes make excellent progress and enjoy their time in primary school.

Our main role:-  We act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Executive Headteacher, and the staff, through support and positive challenge as they work to improve the school and achieve high standards and excellence across every aspect of school life.

Our main duties include:-

  • ensuring clarity of the school’s vision and ethos;
  • ensuring the school meets its statutory obligations and duties;
  • setting strategic direction for school through oversight of school self-evaluation and associated improvement planning targets;
  • approving the school’s budget and making sure its money is well spent by overseeing its financial performance;
  • monitoring and reviewing progress against the school's budget and targets;
  • appointing, and holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance standards of the school and its pupils.

Our organisation and working:-

  • Governing Board meetings are held at school and last approximately two hours. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively.
  • Individual governors are linked to particular areas of school life and  visit the school and liaise with staff and meet with pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets. We have one committee looking at staffing and finance matters.l
  • There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governor, Co-opted governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
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