School governors make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. It is a rewarding role that gives you a chance to make a real and positive difference to young people at the heart of our community. As Sedbergh Primary School’s governing board we aim to have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to be effective.
Why become a School Governor?
- To help future generations gain access to the best possible education.
- To contribute to your local community.
- To use your current skills in a new environment.
- To gain new skills in human resources, finance and management.
What do governors actually do?
A governing body ‘governs’ the school in partnership with the headteacher. They ensure that all children and young people receive an education that helps them reach their full potential. Governors give strategic direction and focus through agreeing plans and aims, setting budgets, deciding priorities, appointing staff, supporting the work of the school and challenging it to improve.
No special skills are required. The only essential is a keen interest and commitment to this school and this community. The most important thing you can bring is time, commitment and enthusiasm.
The governors meeting once every half term (six meetings a year) for about 11/2 hours each time with additional meetings as required for members of sub groups.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the headteacher to discuss.
- Annual Statements of Governance
- Membership as well as Governor Links and Responsibilities
- Governor Attendance
- Governor Register of Interest
Committees and Terms of Reference
Click on the following links below to download and view the terms of reference for each committee.
Meet our Governing Body