Governing body responsibilities and vision

A governing body has three core responsibilities for its school. These are:Image

  • Setting a strategic direction and framework for achievement
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

This document is concerned with the first of these functions and is consistent with regional and national priorities. The school’s development plan (SDP) clearly demonstrates how this strategic direction will be turned into reality. Strategic Overview – Our Mission and Vision for the school. As a United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) School, our mission is to ensure that we all “Learn, Grow ,Succeed Together!” Our vision for the school is that this is seen as continuously “Inspiring our children to be the best they can be!” so that they are fully prepared for the next stage of their education and life beyond the school and that they become:

  • Ambitious, capable learners,
  • Ethical, informed citizens,
  • Enterprising, creative contributors and
  • Healthy, confident individuals.

Through both the mission and vision statements run the implicit, twin themes of continuous improvement and development. These underpin the key strategic objectives for the next 3 years included in the SDP (current version October 2016- August 2017). To ensure that there is fully effective discharge of governance, leadership and other responsibilities, we ensure that objectives for the continuous development of the Governing Body itself are an integral part of the SDP. One priority is to rearrange the structure of its committees so that they are consistent with the new ESTYN inspection framework to be introduced in September 2017

Governing Body Values

Our Values In line with the School’s ethos of providing learning through first hand experiences, we aim to :

  • Create a happy, welcoming .caring secure school environment that respects the UNCRC’s Rights of the Child which combine to enhance self-worth and the ability to value each person’s own self-worth
  • Develop each child to the maximum of his/her potential through the offer of a wide range of high quality skill based experiences.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and respect for everyone, irrespective of race or gender .
  • Develop effective thinking ,independent learning , open and honest self-evaluation and ability to solve problems;
  • Use every opportunity to enable each child to experience achievement at all levels in developing the skills of Numeracy, Literacy and Digital Competency;
  • Enable pupils to be given progressive responsibility for organising their learning and management of time;
  • Through the provision of a wide range of experiences, develop imagination and creativity;
  • Develop the natural curiosity that children exhibit about themselves and their world and use this to foster positive attitudes to learning;


Sub-Committee structures



Meet the Governors

Name Governor email
Donna Caswell Head Teacher
MichaelDowsett Teaching Staff
Father TimArdouin Community
Robert Griffiths Local Authority
Richard Verge

(Chair of Governors)


01792 390072

James Jones Community
Felicity Parrott Local Authority
James Steadman Parent
Jessica Thomas Parent
Kacie Miller Parent
Caroline Morgan Non Teaching Staff
Laura Davies Parent
Christopher Abbott Local Authority
PaulRansome Community Council