Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. . Governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, they work with the headteacher to ensure that children, staff and parents are treated in accordance with the law and regulations laid down by the authorities.    If you wish to contact our Governors, please write to longtonlane@sthelens.org.uk for the attention of the Chair Of Governors, Moira Dickinson, alternately you can approach a parent governor or send in a letter.

There are a number of different Governors, staff, Local Authority and Parent.  When a parent governor vacancy arises, all parents are informed and given the opportunity to volunteer, in the event that more than one parent volunteers, an election is held.  You don’t need any special skills to be a governor, just a willingness to help the school.

For more information about being a governor or the work of the governing body, please click on the link below:

Be a Governor, NGA Website

School governors and trustees have a number of responsibilities:

We act as critical friends for the school.
We attend meetings on a regular basis.
We visit classes and take part in assemblies alongside the children.
We are members of various committees: Staffing Personnel & Finance; Standards, Teaching & Learning; Safeguarding,Health and Safety & Premises.

Governors Register of Interests, Area of Responsibility 2018-19 - see files below.

 

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