Hi and welcome to the Governor area of our school website, where we hope you will gain an insight into what we do as a board of governors here at Eastcombe.
Our school Governors play a very important and active role in school life not only attending termly meetings, but also in a more practical supportive role. They run our School Council, they help out in classrooms and support a variety of school events such as Sports Day and the Gnome Hunt. Our school governors are an essential part of our school community.
Whether you are a parent of a child who attends our school, a prospective parent taking a look at what we have to offer or merely an interested visitor, I do hope you find our website of use and feel inspired by what you see when visiting us.
Eastcombe is a small village school that offers fun-learning and engaging teaching which can be found in copious amounts, it’s a place where children can feel safe and staff are empowered to deliver great teaching.
The governors for their part work closely with Mrs Jones and her team by fulfilling the following functions:
• Engage with the Head and staff to develop and manage the school’s ongoing and evolving strategies towards our collective goal of outstanding.
• Ensure the school operates within the legal framework set out by the government, principally through the ongoing assessment of the school’s policies and ways of working.
• Take collective ownership for the school’s budget and financial sustainability, making joint decisions about the best uses of resources available to us.
• Take responsibility for the recruitment and performance management of the Head Teacher, through ongoing challenge and support.
We achieve this through meeting as a board every term and we have a very clear focus on what the priorities are through a close partnership with the head. We make use of committees to manage the more detailed processes; principally our Resources to maintain a stable financial/properties performance and our Standards to monitor the quality of education provided by our teaching team.
Please read our Governors Code of Conduct for more information:
We have a great team of governors who all bring with them skills from outside the world of education which help us make balanced decisions and along with the school team, we all want to make Eastcombe Primary School the very best it can be. Our team of governors is a dynamic one and you will learn a little more about us here on the website.
On behalf of all of the governors, we look forward to seeing you in school!
Giles Webber, Chair of Governors