Acre Heads Primary School – Governors
Every school in the UK has a team of governors which is made up of parents, teachers and people from the local community. School governors are chosen by the existing governing body, by other parents from the school, or by other members of staff from the school.
Governors are appointed to help:
• Decide what is taught;
• Set standards of behaviour;
• Interview and select staff;
• Decide how the school budget is spent
Being a school governor can be a challenging and rewarding experience – the Governors are closely involved in making decisions about how the school is run, for example, working with the Headteacher to set targets for what the students should be achieving and deciding how the school will spend its money.
The Acre Heads Primary School full governing body normally meets once a term to receive reports from the Headteacher on the life and work of the school, and from other committees on the work they have been doing.
Termly committee meetings are also held when members of staff also report to governing body committees; these committee meetings usually take the form of an in-depth look at some aspect of the whole curriculum, but reports from the headteacher and staff on standard items such as Child Protection, Safeguarding, Premises issues, staffing and attendance are also received at these meetings.