Meet Your School Governors
The Governors of St. Clement’s Cof E Primary School bring expertise from all areas of the community, not just education but from commercial backgrounds and the wider school community. They meet on a regular basis to provide challenge and support to the Executive Principal and Head of School, drawing on their knowledge and experience.
They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing, report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They ask the searching questions that need to be asked of an outstanding school whilst respecting the positions of the Executive Principal and Head of School.
How are governors chosen?
Parent governors are elected by the parents of the children currently at the school and staff governors are elected by the school staff. Community governors are appointed by the Governing Body. It is the intention that governors initially serve for a period of four years which can be extended by re-election or re-appointment.
Whenever a vacancy for a parent governor arises, all parents are notified and nominations are invited. We currently we have vacancies for one Community Governors and one Parent Governor and hope you will consider applying yourself or bringing the matter to the attention of someone you feel might be suitable. Please contact the School Office if you are interested in finding out more.
What do governors do?
Governors are there to make sure the school is being run well and that the learning experience the school offers remains a positive one with continuously improving standards. Governors are at the centre of all the major decisions that need to be taken about the school and its future.
What does it take to be a governor?
Governors don’t need any special qualifications. They just need enthusiasm, commitment, and an interest in contributing to the school. Governors attend a full governing body meeting once a term but may also sit on smaller committees to look at specific areas of school life. Additionally Governors engage with school by monitoring and evaluating areas of the school such as curriculum.