School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 345,000 school governors contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at 30,000 schools.
Our responsibilities as a school governing body include determining the aims and overall conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Specific duties have included agreeing staffing levels, appointing the headteacher, setting and agreeing the school budget, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered, as well as monitoring health and safety and the management of the premises.
As governors we work as a team with our Headteacher Miss Morton to raise the standards of achievement for all pupils at Bozeat Community Primary School & Nursery.
Our Governing Body exists to support and contribute to the strategic development plan of our school. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the school, the Governing Body are involved with overseeing the curriculum, pupil welfare, premises, personnel and school finances at a strategic level. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are actively involved in the life of the school.
The Governing Body is composed of the Headteacher, representatives from the Local Authority, parents, staff and members of the local community. If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Governing Body, you should address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors, c/o Bozeat Community Primary school, Harrold Road, Bozeat, Wellingborough Northamptonshire, NN29 7LP.
Our Governing Body is made up of a combination of appointed and elected governors. No formal qualifications are needed to be a governor but a commitment to the school and ability to work in a team are essential!
The number and type of governors varies between schools. Our Governing body comprises of 13 governors. A governor is elected or co-opted for a 'TERM OF OFFICE' for 4 years.
5 Parent Governors (3 are to be elected and 2 are to be co-opted)
2 Staff Governors (1 is to be elected and 1 is to be co-opted)
1 Local Authority Governor
4 Co-Opted Governors
Co-opted Governors at Bozeat School are governors who usually represent community interests. Co-opted governors should include people with expertise and experience from all backgrounds and have local community, business and professional interests.
Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Education Authority.
Parent Governors are chosen by either election or co-opted from the parents, including carers of pupils at the school. Elected parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. They do not have to stand down if their child leaves the school before the end of their term of office.
Staff Governors are both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school. The elected staff governors stand for election and are elected by the paid school staff.
The Headteacher is automatically a member of the governing body.
The Governing Body must appoint annually in September a Chair and a Vice Chair. These roles cannot be held by the Headteacher.
The Governing Body can delegate certain responsibilities to committees. At Bozeat we have 3 committees that meet regularly. The names of these committees are Resources, Standards and Community.