The Governing Body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being

Sets the strategic direction of the school by:

  • Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting targets
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure

Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  • The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • Progress towards targets
  • The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
  • The budget and the staffing structure

Ensures accountability by:

  • Signing off the school’s own self-evaluation report
  • Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school
  • Ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
  • Making available information to the community
  • Appoints and performance manages the headteacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the governing body.

For governing bodies to carry out their role effectively, governors must be:

  • Prepared and equipped to take their responsibilities seriously;
  • Acknowledged as the accountable body by the lead professionals;
  • Supported by the appropriate authorities in that task; and
  • Willing and able to monitor and review their own performance.

The Role of the Governor

In law the governing body is a corporate body, which means:

  • No governor can act on her/his own without proper authority from the full governing body;
  • All governors carry equal responsibility for decisions made, and
  • Although appointed through different routes (i.e. parents, staff, Local Authority community, foundation), the overriding concern of all governors has to be the welfare of the school as a whole.

Governors are elected for 3 a year term.

There are two sub-committees: the management working party (MWP) and the curriculum working party (CWP).  Representatives from these two committees update the Governing Body in the full Governing Body meeting.

Name Category Date elected
Cllr Elin Weston Associate Governor 23/5/21
Henry Mance Co-opted Governor 1/2/21  (re-elected)
Daud Osman Co-opted Governor  25/2/18
Helen Saunders Co-opted Governor 29/3/21
Maria Kokotsis Headteacher Governor 5/9/14  (re-elected)
Jenny Craigen LA Governor 26/9/16  (re-elected)
Sarah Potts-McConnellogue Staff Governor 18/9/19
Serkan Yumakci (Chair) Parent Governor 28/9/20 (re-elected)
Dilyana Shtereva Parent Governor 29/3/21

Business Interests Declared: None

Other Governorships Declared: None

Relationships with Staff or Relatives Declared: None

For more detailed information regarding the Governing Body please see:

Governing Body Code of Conduct