School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Furzedown has 10 full Governing Body members drawn from the staff, parents and local community. Wandsworth council appoints 2 members, 4 are parent governors, 2 are community governors, 2 are staff governors.
The full governing body meets meets once a term. In addition governors belong to sub-committees who also meet at least once a term.
GOVERNORS HAVE THREE MAIN ROLES:
- To provide strategic direction for the school
- To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
- To ensure accountability
THEY ALSO CARRY OUT A NUMBER OF OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES, WHICH INCLUDE:
- Determining how the school’s budget is spent
- The appointing and dismissing of senior staff
- Hearing appeals and grievances
- Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
- Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
- Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
- Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
WE HAVE 3 GOVERNING BODY SUB COMMITTEES
Pupils and curriculum
Finances staffing and resources.
Premises and community
Governors Report 2019 Governors’ Calendar 2018 Sub-committe Meetings Governors’Newsletter Governors’ Report Governors’ March 2017 Newsletter Governors’report 2017 Governors’working day
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