Message from the Chair of Governors

At Giffard Park Primary we have up to twelve governors who are a mixture of parents, staff and community. We are all voluntary and our motivation is to ensure that the welfare and education for our children is the best that it can be.

We act on behalf of our stakeholders who are effectively the Local Authority, parents and children whilst at the same time ensuring support for our Headteacher and her staff to ensure positive results for our school.

In Giffard Park Primary we have two main committees: Teaching and Learning, and Finance, Staffing and Premises. Through these committees the governors monitor and work with the school senior leadership team to manage all aspects of safeguarding, welfare, recruitment, finance and premises.

We have termly meetings for each committee and a termly meeting for the full governing body. Other meetings are called when required to cover pay appraisal, health and safety, performance management and anything else required. Governors also carry out class visits and external visits.

Donna Budden,

Chair of Governors