Hello from the Governors! I’d like to take the time to share some information with you about the Governors of Reed First School.
The Governing Body is made up of a number of members who vary from teachers and parents to members of the local community. We work as a team with the Head Teacher for the benefit of all pupils and staff at Reed First School. We are all volunteers and come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore offering a range of skills .
The Governing Body has a variety of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
- Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
- Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
- Management of the school’s delegated budget
- Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based
Governors deliver the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of informal sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues.
Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
But it’s not just about attending meetings, as Governors we take an active role in the school. We are linked individually to certain aspects of the school development plan and will meet with school staff outside of the regular meetings to support specific subject areas. We spend time with staff, pupils, and parents where possible to ensure that the information that is presented to us is a true reflection of the school. If at any time you see us in and about the school please feel free to approach us and ask any questions.
At the moment, we are supporting Mrs Wittich and the staff team during the Covid-19 pandemic, and would like to reassure everyone that we are continuing to meet virtually to maintain our progress in the development of the school. We would like to thank everyone again for managing these times in such a positive and caring way.
Chair of Governors