Governors

The Governors of Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School are very proud of our Learning Team. Our mission is to ensure that everything possible is in place to help our children achieve the very best of their abilities; to flourish and feel happy whilst in school and to become confident, polite and happy young people who are ready to take the next step in their learning journey.

The Governing Body has 3 key roles, according to the Department for Education:

1.Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2.Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

3.Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body also has to comply with regulations and laws, as set by the Department of Education and Ofsted. We meet every term at Full Governing Body Meetings, and in two committees: Learning Resources and Curriculum and Standards. These monitor and secure excellence in areas such as finance, staffing, curriculum, premises, standards of learning, and health and safety. These sub committees also ensure that relevant policies are drawn up and are in place, which are then ratified at Full Governoing Body Meetings.

The responsibilities of the Governing Body include setting targets, managing school finances and ensuring learners experience a balanced curriculum. This is all achieved within a close working relationship with the Headteacher and Learning Team. We are kept informed of all aspects of school life, and critically challenge this to support further improvement. Governors receive a written report from the Headteacher at every Full Governors meeting; this keeps Governors up to date with children’s progress, academic achievements, staffing and other pertinent information on the school's plans and performance.  Governors are linked to a subject area and meet with subject leaders on a regular basis; they discuss how the curriculum is being followed and adapted to meet the needs of all our children. These meetings are then discussed at Full Governing Body Meetings. We also like to take an active part in school life and, wherever possible, Governors attend special assemblies and events both in and out of school. It is important to us that we also have a close relationship with the local church and community.

Any major decisions about school are discussed in our Full Governor meetings. Governors ensure that they are aware of what is taking place in an ever changing world of education and governance. We do this by attending training courses, we are members of the National Governors Association and have links to the Staffordshire Governor Forums. It is also important that we have a working relationship with other schools.

Many of our Governors have had children attend the school or still have children in school now. We therefore can understand the concerns and anxieties of parents and carers only too well. Your first port of call for information should always be Mr Gaffiney and the school, but we are more than happy to hear from you about any issues you may have, both positive and negative. You can contact the Chair of Governors by making an appointment either with the Headteacher or through the school office. However, we feel confident that our incredible Learning Team will create a magical and inspiring learning adventure for your child, and look forward to the inevitable successes to come.


We strive to fulfill our role of securing the highest of standards and an inspiring learning adventure for all, in a climate of limitless possibilities where every learner can experience excellence.

Many thanks, and a very best wishes on behalf of the entire Governing Body,

Lilian Thompson

Chair of Governors

Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School 


Membership

The Governing Body of Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School consists of Parent Governors; Local Authority Governors; Staff Governors and Co-opted Governors. Information about our Governors can be found here.  


Attendance

Attendance figures for Governors can be found here. 


Register of Interests

Information can be found here.


Further Information

For a link to the Governor handbook click here.