Our Governors are a cohesive and professional team who use their skills and experience to work in partnership with the staff and parents and share the commitment that Brandesburton Primary should provide the best possible education for all pupils.

The Governing body seeks to fully represent the local community and is drawn from four groups:
• Local Authority Governor (1): local people appointed by the local authority
• Parent Governors (2): elected by the parents of the pupils at the school
• Staff Governor (1): representing staff at the school and elected by their colleagues
• Headteacher (1)
• Co-opted Governors (6): co-opted by the Governing Body, these governors either have close links with the local community or bring with them specific skills or expertise that the Governing Body feels are required.

Our Governors have a very significant role to play in ensuring that, along with the Headteacher and colleagues, they move the school forward in a coherent way.  They meet at least twice a term to receive reports from the head teacher on the life and work of the school. Members of staff also report to governors at the termly meetings, and this usually takes the form of an in-depth look at some aspect of the whole curriculum.

The Governing Body has formed several Committees, which focus on particular aspects of the Governors’ responsibilities e.g. Finance, Curriculum, Staffing and Premises.

Our Governing Body carries out a number of duties and responsibilities towards all its stakeholders – pupils, staff, parents, the local authority and the wider community.

The role includes:

Educational Standards
• Ensuring that school fulfils the legal requirements of the education system
• Setting challenging but achievable educational targets
• Ensuring the school is adequately resourced and the resources are utilised properly and creatively
• Ensuring all pupils receive an excellent, well-rounded education academically, morally and socially so that they can move forward into the world, fully equipped for the challenges they will face

• Developing a vision for the school and setting the strategic aims
• Establishing the values that the school is expected to meet and maintain
• Stringently holding leaders to account through deep and accurate monitoring and evaluation
• Acting as critical friends – monitoring and evaluating performance and progress towards the school’s priorities and targets, supporting staff and challenging their expectations

Relationship with Stakeholders
•Accountability – ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, the LA, as well as the staff it employs
• Maintaining a close relationship with parents
• Caring for the welfare and well-being of staff and pupils