About the School Governors
Welcome to the Governors section of the School’s website, here’s a short explanation of who we are and what we do. Firstly, we are all volunteers, from all walks of life, some are involved in education, some have a financial background, and some are in managerial positions. Hopefully we bring a wide range of talent and experience to help challenge and support the Head teacher and his staff. We have three formal meetings each year – one per term, all Governors attend these, we are also split into four committees with each Governor being a member of at least two committees. The committees focus on:
- Resources (including Finance)
- Curriculum and Achievement.
- Student Welfare.
Governors are appointed to a four year term of office and fall into a number of different categories:
- Parent Governors, as the name suggests are normally parents of children who are either currently at or have recently left Priory, they are elected by current parents.
- Authority Governors, these are appointed by the local authority and should normally reflect a balance of the political parties.
- One Staff governor.
- Community Governors, these are appointed by the rest of the Governing Body and are usually people who may not have a direct connection with the school but are considered to be an asset to the running of the school by virtue of their experience or position.
We undergo training by the local authority on a wide range of subjects that will strengthen our role and our primary aim is to ensure that our pupils get the best possible education and opportunity at Priory and that the staff have the necessary training and facilities in order to deliver this. We have a very varied remit which includes maintaining and raising standards in school, overseeing buildings maintenance, negotiating rates and standards with cleaning and catering suppliers, also recruiting, interviewing and appointing staff. We encourage parents to watch out for vacancies arising and actively participate in the education and well-being of your children.
Information on who a Parent Governor is can be accessed underneath the “Parents” navigation heading at the top of the page, or by navigating to that page by clicking here.
Governors minutes are a public documentation; should you wish to see minutes of Governors’ meetings, please contact Mrs V Lawson, PA to Headteacher on 01704 893 259.
|Extra ordinary Full Governors||Wednesday 27 September 2017|
|Finance sub committee||Wednesday 4 October 2017|
|Strategy||Wednesday 11 October 2017|
|Curriculum & Achievement||Wednesday 29 November 2017|
|Student Welfare||Tuesday 5 December 2017|
|Full Governors||Wednesday 13 December 2017|
|Strategy||Wednesday 31 January 2018|
|Resources||Wednesday 21 February 2018|
|Student Welfare||Wednesday 28 February 2018|
|Curriculum & Achievement||Wednesday 21 March 2018|
|Full Governors||Wednesday 11 April 2018|
|Resources||Wednesday 18 April 2018|
|Strategy||Wednesday 2 May 2018|
|Student Welfare||Wednesday 23 May 2018|
|Curriculum & Achievement||Wednesday 6 June 2018|
|Full Governors||Wednesday 11 July 2018|
|Term of Office||Strategy||Student Welfare||Resources||Curriculum||Full Govenors||Notes|