All schools on England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. They meet at least once a term, to set priorities for the school and agree on the long-term plans including the budget. A key role iCommunity Governor
s to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and make sure that the Headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher and staff. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with such things as setting staffing levels, the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum and the management of the school buildings to ensure the health and safety of children, staff and visitors.
The Governing Body is made up of people from a variety of different backgrounds. The team includes Parent Governors, elected by the parents of children at the school, staff Governors, including the Headteacher, Local Authority appointed Governor and Community Governors. School Governors are volunteers.
Ganneys Meadow Nursery School and Family Centre has a team of dedicated Governors. They meet regularly and attend all training to ensure that Ganneys is a happy and successful school where every child is given the very best possible education and experiences.