Our Governors

The Role Of The Governing Body

The role of the Governing body is to help shape the strategic direction of the school and to safeguard the public interest in the school. As our role is strategic, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team. We ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We oversee the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement within our school. We are also responsible for ensuring that the schools policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided. We support the school in its continuous drive to improve the already high standard of education provided to our children.

The Governors are appointed to provide:-

  • An independent view
  • A wide experience of the outside world
  • A visible form of accountability for the head teacher and staff of the school
  • A focus on long term development and improvement
  • Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school
  • Support for the head teacher and staff.

The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school, we

  • Employ others to carry out the work
  • Appoint the head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school
  • Agree policies and practice which allows the head teacher to carry out their responsibilities
  • Agree principles and targets for improvement
  • Support and challenge the head teacher
  • Review our own working practices

Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:-

  • School improvement plan
  • Head teacher performance management
  • Staff appointments
  • The financial management of the school
  • The curriculum
  • The training of governors

All Governors, once appointed, share the responsibilities and work as a team.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, have any questions or any suggestions, you can email the school at sec.victoriaroad@halton.gov.uk or alternatively leave a message at the office.
If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, please speak to the school office and they will be happy to assist you.