The Governing Body is responsible for working with the school in a thinking, questioning and doing role to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, it sets the school's aims and policies. At Great Sampford our Governing Body consists of 10 Governors all of whom are entitled to serve a four year term of office.
Currently we have:
The Governing Body meets as a Full Governing Body at least once a term. There are also three separate committees that meet once a term to look in more detail at the workings of the school:
Each member of the Governing Body is given a portfolio of areas to focus on and is required to sit on at least one of the three committees outlined above.
Currently the Chair of the Governing Body is Mr. Andrew Shelley and the Vice Chair is Mrs. Sarah Wood.
An individual Governor’s principal role is to contribute to the work of the Governing Body in ensuring the high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school.
They are expected to contribute to the strategic discussions at Governing Body meetings that: