The Sweyne Park School Policy

Governance

What We Do

The Governing Body is the strategic decision making body of the school.

The school’s Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and the Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher and the staff.

A School Governor will get involved in:

  • Setting suitable aims and objectives;
  • Agreeing policies, targets and priorities
  • Monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved in order to hold the school to account;
  • Setting and monitoring a balanced financial budget;
  • Ensuring the school is a welcoming and safe place and provides a positive learning environment.

Contact Information

Governors can be contacted via the school:

Mrs L Walker, Chair of Governors
c/o The Sweyne Park School
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive
Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 9BZ

01268 784721

admin@sweynepark.com

Governors know the school well and provide good support. Outstanding safeguarding procedures involve clear record keeping, which is constantly reviewed and closely monitored

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How We Do it

Governing Body Meetings are held once a term, usually in the second half of the term. Whole school issues are discussed and decisions and policies agreed as appropriate. All Governors are expected to attend these meetings.

We also have sub-committee which cover specific areas of school management. These meetings are held each half term. Each committee has a chairman, elected annually by the Governing Body. Members of the Governing Body may chose to join one or more committee.

The Committees are:

  • Standards and Curriculum Committee.
  • Resources Committee

Governors attend training sessions to support their work and may also attend specific meetings to focus on particular areas for development.

Governors are encouraged to visit the school to monitor and review practices and to offer feedback.

Governors also have the opportunity of accompanying school trips and attending and supporting school events.

To find our more about being a School Governor, visit: http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx

The Governing Body

All Governors serve a 4 year term:

  • Governors can be re-appointed at the end of their term of office.
  • Teaching Governors are elected every 4 years by the teachers and non-teaching staff of the school.

Further Governance and financial details may be found on the Rayleigh Schools Trust website.

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