Governors at Evington Valley

Category

Number

Appointment Route

Parent Governor

5

Parent Governors must at the time of appointment have a child attending the school. A parent governors is elected by the parent body.

Headteacher

1

The Headteacher of the school may choose whether or not they take up their right to be part of the governing body.

Staff Governor

1

Staff Governors are nominated and elected by the staff of the school.

Local Authority

1

Governors who have been nominated by the Local Authority.

Co-opted Governors

4

Under the new constitution it has been agreed that 1 of the 4 co-opted governors will be a staff governor. A co-opted staff governor will be elected initially by the staff of the school but it is the governing body that confirms the appointment.

The remaining 3 co-opted governors are likely to be self-nominated and must provide a pen portrait of themselves for consideration. The governing body determines the appointment of co-opted governors.

TOTAL NUMBER OF GOVERNORS

12

Evington Valley Primary School
Evington Valley Road
Leicester
LE5 5LL
Tel: 0116 2736971
Fax: 0116 2733461

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The Governors of Evington Valley are made up of representatives from parents, staff and the Local Authority. Co-opted members, who usually work or live in the immediate area, take up remaining places. The full Governing body meets once a term with separate meetings for the Finance and Personal committee, Curriculum committee and Health and Safety committee. The Governing Body have recently completed a reconstitution and the structure in the table below is the outcome of this process.

Governing Body Structure with effect from September 2015

Details of any Governor vacancies can be found in the ‘Governor Elections’ section
Governors play an active role in the running of the school. Their main roles are:

* being accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
* making decisions about the school’s budget and staffing
* making sure that the school provides for all of its pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs
* deciding how the school can encourage spiritual, moral and social development
* planning the school’s future direction

Representatives of the Governing body are available at most school functions, including parent evenings, fund raising events and special assemblies. The Governors visit the classrooms each term on a rota basis to monitor the teaching and learning. Governors meet with the Headteacher and subject co-ordinators and are kept up to date about various initiatives and plans for a particular area of the curriculum. Lessons are observed, work is looked at and there are opportunities for the visiting Governor to talk to the children.

The Governors are responsible for formulating a number of school policies. If you wish to contact a Governor, please contact the school office with your details which will then be passed to the Governor concerned.