Welcome to the Governors' section
Find out a little more about the work of the Local Governing Body…
We work together to help ensure all of the pupils at Oakthorpe Primary School are safe, happy and achieve their very best.
All of the Governors at Oakthorpe committed to this goal and, through volunteering, bring a variety of different skills and experiences to help support the leadership of the school. We work closely with the Senior Leadership Team - but our role is a strategic one rather than the day-to-day running of the school.
We have three core functions:
This includes tasks such as:
We meet together as a full Governing Body at least once a term and hold a number of committee meetings between these to focus on more specific issues; at Oakthorpe we have four committees – Personnel, Finance, School Improvement and Health and Safety. We always act as a group, not as individuals, and accept collective responsibility for all decisions made. Find out about our different roles in the document below.
We try to play an active role in school life, attending events such as assemblies, performances and open days. We also carry out a number of more formal monitoring visits throughout the year. These could include talking to children, holding discussions with teachers and looking at the children’s workbooks.
We welcome ideas and feedback from all members of the school community – please come and talk to us at events or attend our termly ‘Parent Forum’. If you would like to contact us more formally, please hand any correspondence to the school office (addressed to Chair of Governors, c/o Oakthorpe Primary School) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Giffard, Chair of Governors
Chris Keeley - Co-opted Governor
Vacancy - Parent Governor