Our Board of Governors (also known as the Full Governing Body) acts as an important link between the school, parents / carers and the local community so that the school can grow from strength to strength every single year.
The three main functions of the Governing Body are to:
- provide strategic leadership
- act as a critical friend
- monitor and gather evidence to show what progress has been made towards the school development plan
The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 says that "the 'board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school. The board should avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance.
To carry out their strategic functions, the governors attend meetings at least termly and complete activities such as learning walks and pupil perception interviews. Our governors come from a range of backgrounds but all have a vested interest in the school's progression.
We have an instrument of government which outlines the key principles of the governing body's remit and the overall vision for the school.
School Instrument of Government, dated 15th January 2018
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
We warmly welcome your comments and feedback about our school and, as parents, your involvement with the Governing Body.
If you would like to contact any of our governors, please contact the school office.
Telephone: 01638 780336 Email: email@example.com
Please see below full details of our current Governing Body on the IPS Governor Information Sheet 2023-24
Clerk to the governors: Mrs Wells
Governing Body Meetings 2023-24
FGB – 26th September
Resources – 7th November
FGB – 14th November
P&S – 9th January
Resources – 23rd January
FGB – 5th March 2024
P&S – 23rd April
Resources 7th May followed by FGB for budget ratification.
Resources 4th June (if required)
P&S – 25th June
FGB – 16th July
Details of pecuniary interest declarations are found below as well as the terms of reference for both our Performance & Standards and Resource Committees, and committee attendance records