Governors at Nettlebed School
The Governors of Nettlebed provide a critical role in the development of the school. The body is formed of four parent governors, one teacher governor, four co-opted governors and the Headteacher.
The governing body has 3 key responsibilities:
To provide strategic direction for the school
To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
To hold the leadership of the school to account (is the school improving its educational performance? Is the budget being spent wisely?)
There are four full governor meetings each year. There are also two sub committees, Resources and Curriculum, which meet termly.
Parent and Staff representatives are elected to the governing body. Oxfordshire Local Authority appoints our LA governors. Co-opted governors can be anyone and are recruited by the governing body (often members of the local community with skills sets or experience that the school could benefit from).
Governors carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Determining how the school's budget is spent
Hearing appeals and grievances
Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
Making sure the school environment is welcoming and safe
Setting and monitoring the school's policies
Appointing the Headteacher
Minutes of Curriculum and Resource meetings can viewed in a file, in the school Reception area.