Role of the Governors

Role of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to work together with the Head teacher, who has day to day management responsibility, to review the school's aims and policies and drive the improvements.

 They also:

  •  Set Strategic Direction - through clarity of vision, meeting statutory duties, engagement of parents and community stakeholders;
  •  Act as a Critical Friend - by supporting and challenging the school to improve;
  •  Create Robust Accountability - setting targets for pupil progress and achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, review staff performance and pay, contribute to school evaluation;
  •  Ensure Financial Probity - managing the school's finances and effectively utilise pupil premium to improve pupil progress and achievement.

 The Governing Body is made up of people from the local community, including local councillors, parents and staff of the school.  Their main responsibility is to make sure that all decisions made are in the best interest of ALL the pupils in the school. They meet every term, sub committees have specific responsibilities and also meet termly.

Any parent, with a child in the school, can become a parent governor if there is a vacancy. Parents will be notified when an election is to take place.  Governor training is provided for governors by the school and the local authority which will equip them with the necessary skills to robustly challenge the school.

Vision for the school 

In our society today, we see many of our young people not being able to fulfil their potential. We here at Summerhill Primary, from the Headteacher, Mrs Gleig, Board of Governors and all members of teaching and non-teaching staff are working tirelessly to ensure that 100% of our pupils receive the absolute best possible start in education. Our main aim is to make sure that when they graduate and move on to the next stage of their studies - they are well equipped and ready to fulfil their ambitions.