The Role of Governors
Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school. They are legally required to:
- Set strategic direction, policies and objectives
- Approve the school budget
- Review progress against the school’s budget and objectives
- Appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
Clapham Manor is extremely lucky to have an active and supportive Governing Body Which is made up of 13 members:
- 1x Headteacher, whose place on the Governing Body is automatic unless declined
- 1x Local Authority Governor who is appointed by the Local Authority and the appointment is confirmed by the Governing Body
- 1x Staff Governor who is elected by the school’s staff
- 2x Parent Governors who are elected by the school’s parents and carers
- 8 x Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body
In addition, associate members are not Governors, but may sit on the committees of the Governing Body and/or Full Governing Body, usually because they have specific knowledge and experience. There is no requirement to have Associate Members neither is there any limit to the number of Associate Governors that may sit on the Governing Body.
The full governing body at least once each half term throughout the academic year. The governing body holds two additional scheduled meetings every year; a business meeting at the start of the academic year and a strategy day in the last half term of the year.