Governors’ Meetings & Minutes

Governors’ Communication

 

Our Chair of Governors,  Michele Marcus, has a  background in PR, communication and media. Michele is well known among the year 6 pupils as she oversees the production of the school newspaper, Kingfisher Frenzy. 

What does it mean to be a school governor?

This term governors have signed a new Code of Conduct which clearly sets out the expectations and commitment required in order to carry out our responsibilities effectively.  School governance has become a hot topic in the press recently so schools are being encouraged to make sure that governors are fully on board with these undertakings. The 3 core functions of school governance are to establish strategic direction, ensure accountability and ensure financial probity. Each Holy Trinity governor has personally signed the Code of Conduct which includes their agreement to uphold the 7 principles of public life: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership. As well as attending two full governing body meetings per term, our governors, who are all unpaid volunteers, sit on a number of sub-committees such as finance, curriculum and standards and personnel that provide the overview to manage a school professionally.  Governors also have a link role where they are paired with a subject leader, such as English or maths, or a key area such as SEN or Early Years.  They meet termly with their counterpart to make classroom visits, informal lesson observations, look at pupils’ work books and review annual action plans.