Governance

Welcome to the Low Furness Governors page, this page will tell you who the governors are and broadly what their roles are. At Low Furness governors play an active part in ensuring the success of the school.

Who are we?

The governing body of Low Furness CE Primary School is made up of a collection of people which includes the school's head teacher, elected members of school staff, elected parents and selected representatives from the local authority and community. Select the menu on option on the right to see details.

What do we do?

We have some big responsibilities, making important decisions for the school. This involves looking at how the school spends its annual budget, ensuring the school meets the requirements of the National Curriculum, setting targets and monitoring achievement. Each of us is responsible for one or more subjects being taught and we meet once per term with the relevant subject leader. We are also involved in staffing decisions and ensuring that the school premises are well maintained. Overall, we aim to do whatever we can to support the school, its staff and all of the pupils.

Types of Governor

There are various different types of Governor as defined in our Instrument of Governance and these can be seen here.

How are we chosen?

Parent governors are elected by other parents of the school, school staff governors are elected by their colleagues and co opted representatives may be chosen by the rest of the governing body.

When do we meet?

We usually meet once or twice a term for a Full Governors' Meeting plus attending various committees.

Our attendance for the last school year (2017/18) can be viewed for Full Governor Meetings and Sub Committee Meetings.

How can you get your ideas across to us?

By approaching us directly if you see any of us in or around the school. You can also contact us in writing via the school office.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the school promotes pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The governing body is made up of:

  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body)
  • co opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)

Governing Body Declaration of Business Interests.