Overview of the Governing Body Role
Governors are volunteers whose main role is to work with the school to make sure that all the children attending Holy Trinity receive the best education in a supportive and safe setting. The Governors at Holy Trinity want to make sure that you are all clear about the role of the governing body and what the schools vision is. The Governing body is made up of ten people from a range of backgrounds and we all have different skills but none of us could do our job without the expertise of the Lissa Oldcorn the head, her leadership team and all the other staff working at the school.
As you know our school is very unique because we are the only school in the country that teachers children aged 3-16 and is a joint Catholic and Church of England school. This means our governor membership is also unique, we have 4 practising Catholic and Church of England members plus 2 parent governors. I think one of the most important things you need to know is that the Governors work as a team. We are not a collection of individuals with separate agenda’s. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for the school’s long term success. The main role of the governors is to promote accountability.
Governing bodies have three main functions and must ensure that:
Everyone associated with the school understands the school’s vision and ethos for your children
Support is provided to the Head Teacher to ensure that your children realise their potential and that all staff are supported and trained to achieve this.
They also carry out other important duties which include:
Hearing appeals and grievances
Forming policy on the schools curriculum and collective worship
Setting standards for pupils behaviour and discipline
Monitoring and setting the schools aims and policies
Monitoring specific areas of work e.g health and safety / safeguarding
There are three Governor committees:
Ethos, Welfare and Admissions
There is also a Full Governing Body meeting. Each meetings takes place every term. Governors also visit school at other times. Everyone at Holy Trinity wants to give your child the best possible chance in life to succeed and with the right commitment from everyone, governors, the staff and yourselves we will make this happen.
Please meet all our Governors below