The Governing Body ceased in September 2017 when Ray Lodge Primary School became an Academy. For information regarding the Multi-Academy Trust that Ray Lodge is now a part of please click on the link to the Strive4 Academy website below.
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. 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.
The Governing Body:
Set Strategic Direction - through clarity of vision, meeting statutory duties, engagement of parents and community stakeholders;
Act as a Critical Friend - by supporting and challenging the school to improve;
Create Robust Accountability - setting targets for pupil progress and achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, review staff performance and pay, contribute to school evaluation;
Ensure Financial Probity - managing the school's finances and effectively utilise pupil premium to improve pupil progress and achievement.
The Governing Body is made up of people from the local community, including local councillors, parents and staff of the school. Their main responsibility is to make sure that all decisions made are in the best interest of ALL the pupils in the school. They meet every term, sub committees have specific responsibilities and also meet termly.
Any parent, with a child in the school, can become a parent governor if there is a vacancy. Parents will be notified when an election is to take place. Governors training is provided for governors by the school and the local authority which will equip them with the necessary skills to robustly challenge the school.