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St Andrew's

Church of England Primary School

Governors

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

Position

Name

Chair

Mr R Ruston

Vice Chair

Mrs Helen Idle

Headteacher

Mr D Marsh

Parent

Mr J Harrison

Parent

Mrs Helen Idle

Parent

Mrs J Lamb

Parent

Mr S Kenny

Parent

Mrs C Price

LA Representative

Cllr Ian Schofield

Foundation

Mrs S Blackmore

Foundation

Mr R Enfield

Staff

Mr D Hall

Ex Officio

Rev A Lindop