The governing body at Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery oversee the strategic direction of the school.
The governing body is a dedicated group of volunteers from a range of different professions with a wide range of different skills and experiences. It includes members from the local community (co-opted), parents, staff and representatives of the Local Education Authority.
All parents of children in the school are eligible to stand for the position of Parent Governor when a vacancy arises; the term of office is four years.
They are the school’s accountable body, who oversee policy and practice to ensure the school functions to the highest possible standard. The governing body holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school.
To monitor and evaluate performance, the Full Governing Body meet at least twice a term to discuss all aspects of this, including: pupils’ academic outcomes, the quality of teaching and learning, finances, premises matters and safeguarding.
Governors regularly visit, in addition to their more formal role; they are actively involved in all aspects of school life.
The Pay and Performance Committee meets twice a year and is responsible for setting the Pay Policy for the school and monitoring the administration of this.
Committees for Discipline/Dismissal (staff) and Discipline/Exclusion (pupils) meet if required.
Meet members of the Governing Body here.
Documents published by the Governing Body can be found below, and are updated regularly.