The Governing Body of Tyntesfield Primary School is a group of volunteers – with representatives from parents, the community and staff including the Head of School. The Governing Body’s main role is to support the Head of School and the staff– the phrase often used to describe this role is a 'critical friend’. All Governors are passionate about providing the children of Tyntesfield with the very best opportunities and experiences and are committed to making a positive contribution to the school and the education of all pupils. They help leadership and staff set and reach school improvement targets and strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
Our Governing Body’s legal duties include:-
The Head of School and the Leadership Team are able to draw on the skills of our Governors to support and strengthen their decision making, monitor their programme of continuous school improvement and ensure that the school fulfils all statutory obligations.
The Local Governing Body meet formally in the Autumn term and then meet each term to review the school development prioriites. In addition to the full Local Governing Body meetings we also have two committees, who meet at least termly to focus on a specific area of school life:
Education (which includes Curriculum, Standards and Pupil Welfare)
Resources (Finance, Buildings Health and Safety)
Our Local Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We also attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Head of School, other members of staff and most importantly the children to hear their voice and see school life in action. This enables the Governors to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
There are different types of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are:
All governors have equal status, however they are appointed. As part of our commitment to Safeguarding pupils, all Governor appointments are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Appointments are made with a term of office of 4 years. Some Governors then seek reappointment for subsequent terms.
Should you wish to contact the Governing Body or the Chair of Governors then please use the school email address above or send a letter into school clearly addressed to the Chair of Governors.
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