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Welcome Message from the Chair of Governors


Governing Body Overview

Who are we?

The Governing Body of Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School consists of parents, members of staff and individuals connected to the local community and church.  We are all volunteers with a common aim to improve outcomes for children.  Details of our current governing body membership, how and when we were elected, responsibilities we hold and any business interests, can be found in Website governing body information Sept 2016 updated 26-Sept 2016 website-impact-statement-2015-16.

What do we do?

The core function of the governing body is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement in the school. We have responsibilities to focus on three core functions;

  • Setting the schools’ strategic vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

How do we operate?

Membership of the different committees can be found in Committee structure and membership Sept 2016. Our governing body is organised into different committees to improve effectiveness of governance. This provides the focus for our meetings and the work done by governors.

Details of when we meet can be found in the governing board meeting schedule 2016 2017

When the governing body needs to examine a particular issue in detail, a working party may be formed, consisting of a few governors. Such groups will monitor key issues in greater depth and report recommendations back to the full governing body for their consideration.

In addition, individual governors have responsibility for monitoring certain policies, areas of the curriculum or aspects of student welfare. These ‘named governor’ roles include;

  • English
  • IT
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Early Years
  • The Arts
  • PHSE including Health Promoting Schools, Drug Education and Drug Incident Management
  • RE
  • PE/Sports Funding
  • Safeguarding
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Looked After Children
  • Health and Safety
  • SEN, Gifted and Talented
  • Appraisal
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour and Attendance
  • Pupil Premium
  • Equality
  • Community
  • Y6 Transition

What impact do we have?

On an annual basis the Governing Body produces an website impact statement 2015 2016, reporting on our work over the past year and the impact we have had on the school.

How do I contact the Governing Body?

Names and email addresses for Governors are contained in Governing Body Information.