Giffard Park Primary School Governing Body Information
Our Governors are a key part of the strategic leadership of the school and play a vital role in helping to ensure our children get the best from their time at Giffard Park Primary School.
Our Governing board are a diverse group of individuals with a broad range of professional and personal skills, experiences, and attitudes. They are a group of volunteers, who help set and dedicate themselves to the vision, values, and strategic direction of the school, maintaining the highest of standards, whilst encouraging continual forward planning and thinking in their drive for excellence. Together they share a common goal, which is to help the school provide our pupils with the best education possible.
Governors at the school have three main roles:
To determine the strategic direction of the school and oversee school development, as outlined in the School Development Plan.
Effective governance is based on six key features:
They share responsibilities for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school in delivering a fulfilling, broad and balanced education for all the children. The Governing Board meets at least 9 times throughout the school year: 1 Full Governing Board meeting, 1 Teaching, and Learning Committee meeting, and 1 Finance and Premises Committee meeting per term.
We have adopted The National Governance Association’s code of conduct. You can read it here:
Our Governors are elected, either by being nominated by staff or parents and then voted into position. Our Co-opted governors, are individuals from the community who have the skills and experience which the governing body require. They will be appointed by the existing board, following an interview.