Our Governing Body

A Message from our Chair of Governors 

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Greenvale School.

Greenvale is a wonderful place to learn due to the skill and dedication of everyone associated with the school – staff, pupils, parents and carers.

It was therefore a great honour to be elected Chair and I and my fellow governors look forward to continuing the success of my predecessor, Thom Webb, in promoting the values which make the school a stimulating, happy and safe experience for every pupil.

The role of the governing body is to support the school and provide guidance and challenge on the school’s strategic aims.  It is made up of governors who are elected by parents, co-opted by the Board, appointed by the local authority and school staff members. It is an important role and if you feel you would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to contact us on the email below.

This is a particularly exciting time for Greenvale.  In 2022 we will be expanding into our new second site, increasing not only our facilities but also the educational experience we offer.  It will provide new opportunities to develop the potential that is in every pupil.

Of course none of this would be possible without Greenvale’s amazing staff and pupils. All the governors are proud to be associated with such a successful team.

 Governance at Greenvale School and the role of the Governors

 

While the primary role of the Headteacher is responsibility for day to day management and leadership, it is the role of governors to act strategically, ensuring that the school’s objectives are met.

The powers and responsibilities of governors are:-

  •          To agree, monitor and review the school’s aims, policies, plans and procedures
  •          to develop and implement the School Improvement Plan and to ensure the requirements of the             National Curriculum are met
  •          to oversee financial management as well as personnel and premises issues

At Greenvale we have a very committed governing body.  Its membership consists of four parents elected by the school, the Headteacher and a staff member, one member appointed by the local authority and seven members drawn from the local community.  It also has two advisers who are staff members.

 

All governors are committed to the success of the school and to supporting staff. 

The governors meet regularly each term.  The main decisions are taken by the Full Governing Body which is supported by a Finance and Resources Committee and an Education and Student Services Committee.  Meetings are not just a means of arriving at decisions, they are also vital for governors in building up an understanding of the school and its ambitions and for sharing expertise and information.

 

Governors also regularly visit the school to see it in action and how its vision is being put into everyday practice.

Governors work closely with the school at all times, providing support and promoting the interests of the school and its pupils.  They provide accountability to parents and pupils, to the community and to outside agencies.