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 main role is to support the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is a 'critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
Our legal duties include:-
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the school senior leadership
Local Governing Body
On 1st June 2018, Bollin Primary school joined Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust. For the previous 15 months an Interim Executive Board (IEB) governed at Bollin. Given there was no existing governing body and given the current Ofsted category, it was critical that strong governance was in place immediately.
It was therefore decided, in the short term, to establish a Joint Local Governing Body across the two schools. Representatives from Bollin school community joined the existing governing body from Tyntesfield to form a new joint local governing body (LGB).
In 2018-19, the Joint LGB met throughout the year and provided a fantastic opportunity for the two schools to further develop strong links whilst also welcoming new governors from the Bollin community.
From September 2019, the Trust Board and Joint LGB decided it was the right time to establish a single Local Governing Body at Bollin. Governance is now now secure and strong.
Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. In addition, governors attend training sessions to help them keep up to date with changes in schools and education.
Governors also value the opportunities they have to go into school, to meet with the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and other members of staff to help us find out how school is progressing towards its targets.
Our governing body has two committtees that meet termly:
Education (which includes Curriculum, Standards, Staffing and Pupil Welfare)
Resources (Finance, Buildings Health and Safety)
Types of Governor
There are different categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are:
- Community governors (appointed by the governing body for the skills and experience they bring).
- Parents (elected by the parent community).
- Staff (elected by the school staff).
All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.