A message from the Chair of Governors
The Governors of Christ Church C of E Primary School are a group of volunteers who are committed to ensuring that the school does the very best for every child. The governors come from a variety of backgrounds. They include former teachers, a BBC journalist, former and current GCHQ staff, a lecturer in primary education, an employment lawyer, a copywriter and a local councillor. Many of the governors are parents at the school or are former parents.
Being a Governor at our school is a rewarding experience, and, as a former parent, I feel privileged to have been elected to serve as chairman.
Our Headteacher manages the school on a day to day basis. The Governing Body is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction and for determining its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation, and it works alongside the Headteacher to ensure that they are implemented. When Governors are making a decision they are always guided by the principle: “What is best for the children.”
As Governors we ask questions, we challenge and monitor what is going on in the school, and make sure the budget is being spent wisely. We make regular visits to the school to review progress and see how subjects are taught. But we also enjoy coming in to see the children in plays and concerts, and support the many activities taking place here.
We are fully supportive of the school’s Christian ethos, which is reflected in both daily acts of worship and the curriculum. The school has strong links with Christ Church and the local vicar, Tim Mayfield, is a member of the Governing Body.
Over the past few years, the Governors have overseen a series of building projects which have enhanced the school’s facilities The latest was a new teaching block for the Reception and Year One classes, which has transformed the learning environment for pupils, offering them the chance to use a new covered outside play area.
We are all committed to the continuing development of Christ Church School so that every pupil can achieve their full potential. We want to ensure that the children and their parents and carers find our school a warm, caring and welcoming place of learning.
Mr Neil Jakes (Chair of Governors)
The Governor's Role
Christ Church Primary School has an active Governing body, comprised of staff, parents and community representatives. The Governors have three main roles; Strategic planning, Monitoring and Finances. We meet together as a full Governing body at least six times a year. Alongside this, our various committees meet regularly to discuss areas of Curriculum and Pastoral, Finance and Premises (including Audit) Personnel, Admissions, Health and Safety.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact one us of, the Headteacher or the clerk to the Governors.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.