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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

 

School Governors are all volunteers who are interested in and very enthusiastic about the education of all children.  No one member has authority as this sits with the whole body. The Governing Body at Haddon is comprised of 10 Governors including staff, parents, representation from the Local Authority and Co-opted Governors who bring specific skills to the group.

 

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

 

Our legal duties include:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The full Governing Body meets at once every term. At Haddon we have three sub-committees that meet at least once every term and twice during some terms:

 

•   School Improvement Committee

•   Resources Committee

•   Pay Committee

 

The School Improvement Committee’s role is to look in detail at the academic progress of the school, help set and monitor progress against the objectives in the School Development Plan.  The Resources Committee’s role is to agree and monitor the school budget and deployment of resources including teaching and non-teaching staff.  The Pay Committee ensures that the school’s Pay Policy is implemented effectively

 

Minutes of meetings along with a school accounts statement are available on request from the school office.

 

We attend training sessions, seminars and conferences to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also make visits into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

 

None of our governors have any other relevant business interests or governor involvement with any other schools or educational establishments.

 

There are also no relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

 

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.                              

 

How do we contact governors?

You can either leave a note / letter with the school office or leave your contact details with a request to contact you with the school office.

List of Governors and their roles and responsibilities

Governors Attendance

Governors' Newletter July 2016

Governors' Newsletter Summer 2017