A warm welcome… from our Chair of Governors, Bill Purvis. 

Governing Bodies Do:

• set the overall budget for the school

• decide on the number of staff

• decide on the level of pay for teachers

• help to decide the priorities for the school when the school improvement plan is being developed

• ensure the national curriculum is taught to all pupils

• set targets for pupil achievement

• publish national test and exam results

• compare the performance of their school to similar schools

• receive information about the quality of teaching in the school

• have a published strategy for dealing with parental complaints and concerns

• ensure health and safety issues are addressed

• set the times of school sessions

• consult the Head Teacher when making decisions

• ask challenging questions

• help develop school policies and procedures

• consider the repair and maintenance of school buildings

• consider the use of school premises outside school hours

• appoint committees of governors to look at specific issues such as finance, staffing, curriculum and premises.

Governing Bodies Don’t:

• inspect the school

• report on the quality of teaching after visiting the school

• authorise all expenditure• share concerns about staff capability

• decide on how pupils are taught different subjects

• have the right to exclude a pupil

• write the school’s policies on their own

• rubberstamp recommendations from the head teacher

• automatically approve all apologies for absence for meetings sent by governors

• need to be aware of the performance objectives which had been set for individual teachers

• write the OfSTED action plan

The Headteacher is Responsible for:

• the internal organisation, management and control of the school

• formulating aims, objectives and policies for the governing body to consider adopting

• advising on and implementing the governing body strategic framework

• giving governors the information they needed to help the school raise its standards reporting on progress at least once every school year

Staff and Governor pecuniary interests are attached here: Business Interests Complete set of pecuniary interest signed

Please view the links below to see Governing Body members, attendance and committee information.

Parkhead Committee Attendance Report 19-20

Parkhead Governor Body Membership Report

Parkhead Governor Meeting Report 19-20