The Governing Body
Welcome to the Gillingstool Primary School Governors' page.
The Governing Body of Gillingstool School is made up of a range of people from many different backgrounds, including representatives from the Local Authority, the Local Community, Parents and Staff. All Governors are volunteers and offer their time, skills and experience to help run the School. Although Governors receive some training from the Local Authority, they are lay people, not experts and their role is to act as a critical or questioning friend. Working as an efficient and effective team, we aim to achieve a standard of excellence appropriate to each individual, enriching, encouraging and equipping each child for their future education.
What the Governing Body Does
The role of the Governing Body is to work with the Head Teacher and Staff to offer all children at Gillingstool the best educational opportunities possible. Their main task is in the area of school improvement – in practice, continually trying to make the school the best it can be. Running the school on a daily basis is the responsibility of the Head and Staff – the Governing Body is responsible for:-
• managing the school’s budget
• reporting on the standards being achieved
• the appointment of senior staff and
• developing and maintaining a strategic vision for the school
How the Governing Body works
Governors meet as a Full Governing Body six times in an academic year. They also meet in two smaller sub-committees:
• Curriculum & Standards and
• Finance, Staffing & Premises
Business is conducted through meetings where decisions are made collectively as a team. The Governors’ role is strategic, while the Head, with whom they work closely, has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school.
Our current Chair of Governors is Mr David Llewellyn. He can be contacted through the clerk to the governors via the school office.
Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee is Mr Graham Corpe.
Chair of Finance, Staffing & Premises is Mr Matthew Stringer.