Welcome from the Chair of Govenors
Our aim is to ensure that all children in our School are given the opportunity to reach their potential, both academically and socially, and are part of a successful learning community which prepares them for the future.
Malton Community Primary School continues to develop in many ways, whilst maintaining a strong ethos of care and support for children’s overall development.
The Governing Body is unified with the school workforce in our key task, that of securing high standards of education for our children within a stimulating and interesting environment. We bring together parents, staff, representatives of the local community and people with national expertise in education and managing business; extremely beneficial is that some come with a range of expertise in contexts other than education. We use our knowledge and experience to help set the direction of our school, provide support and hold the school to account.
We have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our Governing Body Constitution allows for 10 Governors: 2 Parent Governors, 5 Co-opted Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor and the Head Teacher. In addition, we also welcome Associate Members to our Governing Body; people with specific expertise who wish to contribute.
We meet once a school term where a wide range of matters are discussed and important decisions are made. Additionally, each Governor holds specific responsibilities as a Lead Governor and will attend meetings and undertake monitoring visits to the school to fulfil obligations. We also have 2 additional meetings, where we self-evaluate, plan for the coming year and discuss strategic activities. This year, the Governing Body has established two subcommittees that meet on a termly basis.
Feel free to approach any of our Governors at any time, meet us at Parents evenings, meet the Governor at the Gate during our meet and greet the first week of term, at assemblies, sports days, school events or anywhere within School you might see us. We are happy to talk to you about our activities and can point you in the right direction for further information.
Diana Wetherell Terry
Chair of Governors