Governors serve for terms of four years. Being a governor can be hard work and means giving up some free time to attend meetings. However, it is a valuable way of serving the local community, and gives people an opportunity to influence education in their area.
Invicta Governing Body meets once per half term. The first meeting is clerked by a representative from the Local Authority. Our clerk is Linda Callaghan (Head of Governor Services). Much of the detailed work happens at our unclerked meeting in the second half of every term. Where we discuss the progress of the school in terms of:
It is important that Governors get to know the school well by visiting it, supporting events and by undertaking the training provided by the Governor Services Team.
The role of the governors includes:
- setting the school's aims and policies
- improving standards of teaching and achievement
- setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure
- interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff
- acting as a link between the local community and the school
- dealing with complaints about the school
- drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan
- preparing an annual report which is discussed at an annual meeting with all parents of the school.
School governors play a vital part in the success of schools. They are volunteers, who work with the headteacher and the Council to improve standards in their school.
Chair of Governors Sukey Firth firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair of Governor Allan Shippey email@example.com
Governor Services Greenwich firstname.lastname@example.org