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 twice a term. There are three main areas that are considered by the Governing Body:
Each member of the Governing Body is given a portfolio of areas to focus on and is required to engage in a specific area, often utilising their expertise. Actions and specific monitoring activities are generated at the start of each term and then reviewed during the second meeting of the term. Key actions are determined by the priorities of the school, as laid out by the Governors.
Currently the Chair of the Governing Body is Mr. Andrew Shelley and the Vice Chair is Mrs. Nicola Robertson.
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: