Our Governors are a very special group of people who contribute greatly to the running of our school, by sharing time, advice and expertise in many different ways. School Governors are like a Board of Directors, since they make decisions about how the school is run. They are volunteers and they meet as a full Governing Body twice a term, with additional meetings for committees. Governors are appointed to:
- help decide what is taught
- help set standards of behaviour
- help interview and appoint members of staff
- help decide how the school budget is spent.
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together and not individually. Our Governing Body has 14 governors, comprising:
- 8 Foundation governors appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester on the recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of St. Martin's Church
- 2 elected parent governors
- 1 representative from the Local Authority
- 1 co-opted governor
- 1 staff governor
- the headteacher
The Parent Governors:
- have a child at North Nibley School at the time of election
- are elected by parents of children at the school
- serve for four years.
Parent governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They should not be thought of as delegates of the parents, as they do not vote for all parents in general. They all have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have equal voting rights. The governors play an active role in the life of the school, participating fully in open days, classroom visits and assistance in many areas. The approved minutes of the governors' meetings are held in the school office for anyone to read.
Governor's End of Year Report 2016 July 2016
We have 3 main committees which meet each term. Different groups of governors serve on each committee, and each committee has 'terms of reference' which describe their work. For more information click the links below.
Additionally a 'strategy' group, to which all governors are invited, meets regularly to explore a wide variety of issues and opportunities in greater depth than is usually allowed for by the committee agendas.