The School Governors represent the parents, staff and local community.
The Governing Body are the overseers of a school. At Myrtle Park they have three main functions:
- Giving the school a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent ensuring value for money
Additionally at Myrtle park we own the school buildings and land and are the employers of the staff and employs school staff.
We do not involve ourselves in the day to day running of the school – this is the sole responsibility of the Headteacher and the school leadership team.
We hold regular elections for parent governors.
To find out about who your current governing body is click here.
The Chair of Governors is Mr Johnny Rookes who can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we work:
We have 6 meetings annually as a full governing body, where we discuss school progress, achievement of the schools objectives and targets and make decisions on key policies and school direction. This is the main forum for governors to hold the school to account for its performance and value for money.
We also have three committees where the governing body have delegated responsibly for certain key areas of school:
This is where decisions about budgets and staffing are made and ratified, plans for funding and spending are also discussed in these meetings along with decisions around our buildings and premises. This committee usually meets 6 times per academic year.
This is the forum for making decisions on the curriculum. We pay particular attention to pupil progress and outcomes, the breadth of the curriculum, how staffing impacts on school outcomes – our number one question is “How does this move the education of our young people forwards”. This committee meets every half term, just after internal performance and progress data has been gathered and analysed.
This is simply where our admissions decisions are made and our admissions policy is decided. This committee meets 3 times per year in December, February and March.
Communications from the chair
Chairs letter to parents Jan 18
The governing bodies historical register of interests: