The overriding responsibility of the Governing Body at St. Anselm’s Catholic Primary School is to work in collaboration with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team helping to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.
The Governing Body has three core functions:
These core functions are achieved through 6 formal Full Governing Body meetings and 3 Finance Monitoring meetings. Governors challenge, help provide confident strategic leadership, create robust accountability and have oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance of the school.
The categories of Governors at St Anselm’s are as follows:
All categories of Governor are elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office: governors may serve more than one term of office.
At St Anselm’s we have individual governors responsible for aspects of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Governor Training and Development, RE, Equality, Pupil Attendance and Safeguarding and Child Protection. Individual governors are linked to year groups and will remain with that year as they progress through the school.
All Governors are volunteers. We are ordinary people interested in education and have a commitment to the school; we work in a team or individually, have patience, energy and some spare time. We are willing to listen and spend time in the school as well as undertaking training to gain a greater understanding of schools, governance and any changes in educational legislation and government policy. Alongside the individual responsibilities allocated to us, we also support a range of school events throughout the year, including the monthly School Mass at St Vincent’s.
Governors work hard supporting the school vision and ethos to ensure that all our children achieve their full potential.