The school has a supportive Governing Body which assists in the governance of the school. Governors bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills and have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school.
ROLES OF GOVERNING BODY
- providing strategic management
- acting as a critical friend to the school ensuring accountability
- promoting high standards of education and achievement
- planning the schools long term future
- setting the schools aims an values
- appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
- budgetary allocation and control
Governors have an attached class/year group and aim to visit the class at least once each term. Visits help to ensure that governors are able to meet the children and experience the school during the working day. This provides an invaluable opportunity to see learning in action and gain a better understanding of how the school functions on a day-to-day basis in order to support their role as Governor.
MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNORS
“I joined the Spring Grove Primary School governing body as a community governor in 2012 and have been serving as Chair of Governors since November 2014.
It’s a privilege to be a governor of SG where both my children received their primary school education and where my wife is a staff member. I am a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience of working in large financial services organisations in various roles including controllership, financial planning & management and projects.
As governors our primary responsibility is to provide support as well as appropriate challenge to the head teacher in all aspects of running the school. Our aim is for every child attending spring grove to develop a positive attitude to school life and have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential.
In my free time, I have enjoyed many years of playing cricket for my school, local clubs, work teams and continue to follow sport at all levels. I also love watching football and going for long walks.”
“I feel privileged to be a Community Governor at Spring Grove Primary. I have a long affiliation with the school as a parent, a member of staff and a governor. All my children received their primary education here, SGP gave them a great start. I enjoy being part of the fast moving, caring and hardworking School of today. I am responsible of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and support the SEND Coordinator in her role. I am proud of being able to contribute and make a difference to the lives of children, staff and local community.”
“I am the Site Manager of Spring Grove Primary School and have been with the school for nearly 14 years. I also serve as a staff governor in the school’s Governing Body.
I have responsibility for the safety, cleanliness and upkeep of the school site. Before joining the Spring Grove team, I worked for a company installing electrical equipment into buildings such as The Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street and Portcullis House along with other government buildings.
I have 2 children at Spring Grove, a son in Year 6 and a daughter in Year 3. I was honoured to be asked by the headteacher to become staff governor. “