The Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure high standards of achievement for all children who attend it. Together with the head teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, the Governing Body sets the aims and objectives for the school, and the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. It sets the budget and makes sure that money is well spent. It monitors and evaluates the progress the school is making and acts as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.
Pixmore is a community school and its current Instrument of Government (made by order of HCC) came into effect on 24 April 2015. The Governing Body is made up of 11 governors, as follows:
- 2 parent governors
- 1 Local Authority governor
- 1 staff governor
- 1 headteacher
- 6 co-opted governors
The staff governor is Sue Willans, SENCo. Details of the non-staff governors are below.
All governors are appointed for a term of four years. There is no maximum term of office so we can be reappointed. However, to be elected as a parent governor, you need to be a parent or carer of a child attending the school at the time of your appointment. We all take on ‘link’ roles, where we work more closely with the senior leadership team/subject leaders/other staff to ensure that we have an in-depth understanding of what is happening and planned in the school.
We also appoint associate governors to help us. These governors participate fully in our work but are not eligible to vote if the need arises. Associate governors are very important because our Governing Body is small in number, so they help to share our workload. They also provide continuity for the future, so if a full governor leaves, we already have someone ready to take over. Associate governors sometimes also have an area of expertise that can help us, and/or may not be able to commit the same amount of time as a full governor. We currently have 4 associate governors.
We meet once every half term, usually on a Monday or Tuesday evening at 7pm, except in July when we meet at 1pm to meet the current year's school councillors. Minutes of all meetings are available on request from the School Office.
Our meeting dates for the current school year are:
- Tuesday 19th September 2023 (Full Governing Body)
- Tuesday 21st November 2023 (Full Governing Body)
- Tuesday 30th January 2024 (Full Governing Body)
- Tuesday 19th March 2024 (Full Governing Body)
- Tuesday 7th May 2024 (Full Governing Body)
- Tuesday 9th July 2024 (Full Governing Body)
We have two committees, the Resources Committee and the Standards and Outcomes Committee, to help us carry out our work. The Resources Committee is responsible for all matters relating to finances, staffing, premises and other resources. The Standards and Outcomes Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the curriculum including monitoring and evaluation, quality of teaching and pupil achievement and pupil welfare, behaviour, special educational needs and attendance. The dates of the committee meetings are available from the School Office.
Details of the non-staff governors are below.
For more information or if you are interested in joining us, we can be contacted via the School Office or emailed at email@example.com
Please see our termly newsletters below for recent Governor news and information.