As a community school Worple has a governing body made up of parents, staff and local community representatives. The governors help steer the school’s direction, set goals and policies, oversee spending, make senior staff appointments, support and promote Worple and provide the challenge required to constantly improve the quality of teaching and learning.
As a Worple governor you work closely with the Headteacher and senior leadership team. Although you are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school, it is an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact on the outcomes for all the children at Worple.
As a governor you need to get to know your school well and to be aware of its strengths and areas for development. You will be required to attend meetings to contribute to the school’s development plan as well as monitoring such vital elements as the budget, the impact of teaching and the progress and attainment of all the children across the school.
You are able to help construct the school ethos, suggests ways of improving the school and its relationships with wider community and to explain policies and procedures to other parents.
The full Governing Body meets once a term, but we also have sub-committees that meet regularly. Governors in specific monitoring roles will also visit the school throughout the year.
All Governors sit on at least one of three sub-committees - Finance, Curriculum or the Buildings, Behaviour, Health & Safety committee. The Local Authority’s Governing Bodies Support Section offers training for governors too.
” One thing that is different about our school is how involved our governors are. They are always in helping with big events but also come in during school time to help teachers with 1:1 reading and interventions. They really are a part of our team. “