What is the role of the governing body?

What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. Meetings are held throughout the academic year and governors are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

Our school is made up of governors to represent the following areas: LA governors (Wirral local authority), foundation governors (nominated by Chester Diocese),community governors, staff governors and parent governors.

All governors are linked to particular class groups as well as members of committees. The Chair and Vice Chair have regular contact with school from the fomality of meetings in school to taking part in class activities and fundraising events.

Contact may be made to any of our governors via the clerk who can be contacted at the school office.

Rev Ron Iveson is the vicar at St Oswalds Church and is also our Chair of Governors. He is a regular visitor to school and he  conducts whole school assembly every Tuesday morning.

For further information on governing bodies and how to become a governor the follwing link will take you to some useful information: http://www.inspiringgovernors.org/volunteers/

Click on the tab to see a list of our current governors.