Governing Body/Governors Newsletter
Meet the Governing Body
The Stoke Poges School (SPS) has 10 appointed, elected and co-opted governors all of whom have a strong link with the school and village. Each member has a term of office of four years and brings a diverse range of knowledge, skills and experience to the leadership of the school. Governors support the school in evaluating current performance, challenging the leadership team to deliver further improvements and ensuring that the finances and statutory requirements are met.
The full governing body (FGB) meets at least once a term. A Bucks Learning Trust clerk takes minutes which are displayed in reception. At these meetings the team will review, debate and approve the strategic issues outlined in the headteacher’s report, the School Development Plan, committee minutes and policies. The team will also spend time reviewing reports from feedback surveys and specific items such as training, SEN provision and Pupil Premium effectiveness.
SPS governors use two main committees to deliver the school vision and objectives and to ensure all statutory business, such as budgets and policies, can be properly discussed. Each meets at least once a term:
Teaching and Learning
This committee focuses on the achievement and progress made by every pupil. This team regularly visits the school to meet with teachers and to review the curriculum, marking and assessment and future training and developments.
Finance, Personnel and Resources
This committee focuses on the people who come to SPS, both in terms of recruiting and retaining excellent teachers, the admissions policy for children and also the pastoral care, including the behaviour, discipline and safety, of everyone.
It also focuses on ensuring the school and pupils have everything needed to deliver an inspiring curriculum and excellent pupil achievement. This includes current and future budget planning, premises management and health and safety compliance.
In addition, the Pay Review Committee meets annually following the staff performance management reviews.
All governors are expected to join at least one of our committees and to take on a named governor role. A summary of current commitments is attached. In addition, all governors agree to abide by a Code of Conduct (attached below) which provides specific details on the commitments and responsibilities of governors at SPS.
If you would like more information on becoming a governor at The Stoke Poges School the current Chair can be contacted via the School Office or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, for more general information about school governors, you can call Bucks Learning Trust on 01296 383180 or email: email@example.com.