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Kings Worthy Primary School

What we do

The Governing Body at Kings Worthy Primary School has a strategic function, while the headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school:

We establish the strategic direction of the school by setting the school's values and objectives.  We agree the school strategy including its priorities and targets, and we ensure that statutory duties are met.  We support and challenge the headteacher.

We ensure accountability to the children, their parents and our community by appointing the headteacher, and by monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets.

We ensure financial probity, by setting the budget and monitoring spending, ensuring that value for money is obtained and ensuring risks are managed.

We meet regularly: all governors attend Full Governing Body meetings once per half term.  In addition, we operate with two primary committees that also meet six times per year:

  • Standards & Improvements:  focused on ensuring accountability
  • Resources:  focused on ensuring financial probity

Membership of these committees is as follows:

Standards & Improvements   Resources

Jamie Dodson

Tessa Atton

Ian Gordon

Lorraine Suchanek (Chair)

Claire Welland

Alison Skillen

Stephen Benwell (Chair)

Tom Crutchfield

David Gibbons

Jackie Porter

Jamie Dodson

 

The Board of Governors at Kings Worthy Primary School abides by the school’s ethos, to be the best that we can be.  Specifically, we:

  • Understand the school’s strengths and weaknesses, and work with the Senior Leadership Team to evaluate performance.
  • Strive for the best possible outcomes for the children and the school.
  • Uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership.

Governors have specific responsibilities at school.  These are:

Chair of Governors:    Claire Welland
Vice Chair    Stephen Benwell
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities  Lorraine Suchanek
Safeguarding        Jackie Porter
Health & Safety    Ian Gordon
Data Analysis    Alison Skillen
Development & Training  Tom Crutchfield
We don't: We do:
  • Deal with issues with a particular parental communication
  • Consider how the school could improve its overall communication with parents
  • Deal with issues one parent has with their child’s progress in mathematics
  • Hold the school to account for the progress of all children in mathematics