For parents who would like to become involved in the strategic management of the school, it is possible to become a member of the Governing Body through election by the parent body.
What is the role of the Governors?
The role of the Governors is to make decisions important for the school, plan all aspects of the schools development and monitor and evaluate its progress. In essence the Governors have the ultimate collective responsibility for ensuring that the school is well managed and run and meets its statutory obligations. They are not involved in day-to-day activities and issues at the school, this is the remit of the Headteacher.

What type of Governors are there?
4 Parent Governors (PG) - parents of pupils of the school who are elected by the parents.
4 Co-opted Governors (CG) - they are chosen by the Governors to bring necessary expertise.
1 Local Authority Governor (LAG) - they are nominated by the Local Authority.
1 Staff Governor (SG) - elected by the staff at the school.
The Headteacher is automatically a Governor. 

Associate Members - elected members who work with the Governing Body to provide a required level of expertise.

How do they work?
Besides attending two full meetings per term and annual away days, each Governor is a member of one of two committees which focus on particular aspects of the school’s management. These are the Learning & Community Committee and the Resources Committee.  

The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and it is the governing body's duty to: 
  • set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school; 
  • monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities; 
  • recruit and appraise the performance of the Headteacher 
  • exercise employer responsibility 
  • ensure the school(s) meet its statutory responsibilities 
  • ensure financial probity; 
  • ensure the premises are well managed;  
  • report to the school’s stakeholders and
  • hold the Headteacher to account.
Parents are welcome to come along to the Governors' meeting. These are minuted and dates and minutes of meetings are posted on the school website.

For further information on the role of a Governor please visit the Haringey Council's website here or click here for information on how you can support other schools in Haringey.
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