Annual Statement of the Goonhavern School Governing Body
October - 2020
This overview serves as a summary of activities undertaken by the Governing Body (GB) over the academic year 2019-2020. The GB is involved in strategic decision making and helping to guide the ethos of the school. We are also responsible for ensuring the school budget is appropriately utilised. Governors are in place to hold the Senior Leadership Team of the school to account for the School’s performance and act as challenging eyes and ears. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring our own life-experiences to the role.
Despite the extraordinary times we are faced with, the GB have continued to meet, albeit in a virtual world. In normal times Governors would perform monitoring visits termly to meet with teachers and assess their areas of specific responsibility (eg Early Years, attendance, curriculum etc.) Clearly over the Summer term this was not possible but in Autumn and Spring a robust and thorough number of inspections took place. These inspections provide reassurance that resources are being appropriately and sufficiently allocated.
The financial aspects of the school are scrutinised by the Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee which is a subcommittee of the GB. Our budget is currently in the best shape it has been for many years.
The Governing Body is always on the lookout for potential new committee members, but we cannot have more than a set number of parent governors at any one time. If anyone feels they wish to find out more about Governance then please do get in contact with me via the school.
Chair of the Governing Body.