Our School Governors
You can find out everything you need to know about the Governing Board at Glory Farm below.
What Do Governors Do?
Governors are essential to the work of the school and are legally responsible for it. They are not however, involved in the day-to-day running of the school which is managed by Mrs MacLachlan and the Senior Leadership Team. This leaves governors free to focus on their core functions of:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors act as a sounding board for issues being reviewed within the school and work with senior leaders to raise standards of attainment, challenging them to ensure the school continues to improve and provide every pupil with a wonderful learning experience. They approve the school budget and appoint the Head Teacher. They work as a team and make collective decisions, abiding by an agreed code of conduct (see below). As you would expect they need to gain an understanding of the school and its overall performance in order to explain its decision and actions. This is done by attending regular meetings and carrying out school visits. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of the role.
Minutes of Governing Board meetings are available to read, please call in to the school office if you wish to do so. You can also get in touch with the governing board by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter via the office.
We are pleased to present our long-term strategic plan for Glory Farm Primary School. Our intention in developing the plan is to set out and communicate our vision, ethos and long-term direction for the school, so that we are all clear on where we are going and what we are trying to achieve. We are proud of the school’s achievements and values and look forward to continuing with the excellent progress made in recent years to make this a truly outstanding school.
Meet Our Governors