I wish you a warm welcome to the Governance section of our school website and thank you for visiting our pages which will introduce you to our team and the important work we undertake.
We aim to ensure that all children at Malton Community Primary School are provided with the opportunity to reach their potential, both academically and socially, and as part of a successful learning community demonstrating a strong ethos of care and support for children’s overall development and preparation for the future.
Our eclectic Governing Body comprises representatives of the local community, people with national expertise in education, science and business, parents, and staff. Extremely beneficial is that several governors bring a range of expertise in contexts other than education. [Individual Governor Profiles provide further information].
We use our wide knowledge and experience to help set the direction for our school, provide support and hold the school to account.
We do this through undertaking three core strategic functions
- Setting and ensuring clarity
- Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
- Meeting statutory duties
- Appointing the Headteacher
- Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
- Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school
- Performance managing the Headteacher
- Engaging with stakeholders
- Contributing to school self-evaluation
- Setting the budget
- Monitoring spending against the budget
- Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
- Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed
Our 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 as a full Governing Body, as do our two sub committees where a wide range of matters are discussed and important decisions are made. Each Governor holds a specific lead responsibility and undertakes a range of monitoring visits throughout the year to fulfil obligations. We also hold two Away Days a year where as a group we self-evaluate, plan for the coming year and discuss a range of strategic activities. 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. Our Annual Governance Statement for 2017 will provide further information of our activities and impact.
Feel free to approach any of us at any time, meet us at Parents evenings, at assemblies, sports days, school events or anywhere within school you might see us. We are always 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
We advise that you also read the code of conduct before putting forward a Parent Governor nomination.