hady primary school, chesterfield, derbyshire

Telephone: 01246 279254

Email: info@hadyprimaryschool.co.uk

What are governors and what do we do?

The role of a governor

The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils. This involves:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The individual governor has a responsibility, working alongside other members of the governing body, to the staff and pupils of the school and the school’s wider community.

Governors must have an interest in our children’s future, be willing to contribute and make a difference, respect the need for confidentiality and be able to work as part of a team. Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school.

What governors do

Governors are volunteers who attend meetings and work to further the school’s development. Together with the headteacher, responsibilities of governing bodies include:

  • developing the school’s strategic plan
  • determining aims, policies and priorities
  • setting targets
  • monitoring and evaluating
  • deciding the number of staff
  • overseeing the use of the school’s budget
  • securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour.

Governors provide the headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They ask searching questions and respect the headteacher’s position as the professional leader of the school.

How much time it takes up

The amount of time each person gives to the role will vary. However you will need to be willing to:

  • Prepare for meetings. There will be papers that need reading.
  • Attend meetings. The governing body must meet at least once a term, but you may also be asked to serve on at least one committee. Meetings are normally during the evening but may also be during the day.

As a full-time worker will I still have time to be a school governor?

Many governors are in full-time work and most governing body meetings tend to take place in the evening. However, you would need to check carefully the number of meetings you would be expected to attend and when they usually take place. Also bear in mind that you might want to spend time getting to know the school in other ways and joining in its activities, which may take place during the daytime.

Support for governors

  • As a new school governor you can receive a nationally designed induction programme covering roles and responsibilities
  • Subsequent training on a wide range of activities
  • Each governing body has a clerk to provide administrative and procedural support.

Specific advice is available:

email: governor.support@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 535769

Announcements

We take safeguarding very seriously at Hady Primary School. If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.

ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE PARENTS FOR RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 2021

Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional open morning for propsective parents and pupils of our Reception class for September 2021. Instead, we are working on putting together a virtual tour and introduction to our school and our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. When it has been completed, we will post it to our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website, which can be found under the 'Our School' tab.

We are also hosting a virtual Question and Answer session for prospective parents via Google Meet. The meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, 12th November and can be accessed via this link: meet.google.com/abi-hiqp-vfp

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About Hady Primary School

We aim to provide information which is up to date, accurate, helpful and honest.  We hope it enables you to get the feel of the school and that the warmth of the community, the happiness of the pupils and our magnificent facilities and learning environment comes across.

Our school justifiably enjoys a good reputation in the area and we provide a good education for all.  Our recent SATs results in both KS1 and KS2 are in line or above national targets in all areas.