Norman Pannell's governors have identified the following as key to their roles:
The governing body delegate responsibilities to sub-committees for the detailed monitoring and leadership of specific areas of the school. There are three sub-committees, who meet termly:
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(inc. Pay Committee)
Charlie Coyne (Chair)
Rob Simpson (HT)
Gill Malone (Chair)
Graham Maher (H&S)
A sub-group from the Resources committee is formed each year to monitor the performance management of staff and carry out the Head Teacher's performance management appraisal with the School Improvement Partner.
The following is from the DfE Website:
The key purpose of governing bodies is to support and challenge Headteachers in order to ensure pupils receive the best possible education.
The role of the school Governor has grown in levels of complexity and responsibility. Governors are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.
In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions: