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
Joint 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.
The Trust Board, in discussion with Tyntesfield Primary’s governing body, therefore made the decision to establish a Joint Local Governing Body across the two schools. Representatives from Bollin school community have joined the existing governing body from Tyntesfield to form a new joint local governing body (LGB).
The new Joint LGB met formally for the first time in October 2018and will continue to meet collectively once every term. In addition to the full LGB meetings we also have two committees, who meet at least termly and focus on a specific area of school life:
Education (which includes Curriculum, Standards and Pupil Welfare)
Resources (Finance, Buildings Health and Safety)
Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We also attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and other members of staff to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
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.