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On behalf of the Governing Body I would like to welcome you to our school website. I would like to inform you about the Governing Body and our role within the school.

Who Are We?

All schools have a Governing Body. It's made up of a number of different groups of the school community. Head Teacher; member of staff; two parents; local authority representative and four co-opted members. The governors are all volunteers who bring a variety of skills and experiences to contribute to the continued development and direction for the school.

What Do We Do?

The governing body carries many legal responsibilities for the school, however this only represents part of the overall story. Other key roles include:  

  • Oversight of the effective delivery of the curriculum
  • Monitoring the progress of children throughout their school life
  • Developing and monitoring the annual budget and finances
  • Long-term planning for the future development of the school
  • Ensure effective policies covering areas such as child welfare, recruitment, health & safety etc.

Since September 2017 we have been meeting as a flat governing body structure. This academic year we have planned seven meetings. In addition, there other committees that will meet as required.   

*Copies of Governing Body minutes are available from the School Office

Getting involved

In addition to these meetings, governors are visible within the school and play an active part in celebrating in the success of the children. For example:

  • Governors are assigned key responsibilities to liaise with staff for monitoring purposes
  • Being part of everyday school life
  • Helping with school activities and events

We will continue to develop the school for the benefit of the children. This is why we do what we do. 

A passion and concern for the development of our children are the main requirements for any governor.  

We currently have two vacancies for a parent governor that we would like to fill as soon as possible. If you are interested in getting involved as a Governor here at Hart Plain Junior please feel free to contact me via the school office or email me at: 

I'll be delighted to hear from you.

Vic Ferguson
Chair of Governors