Welcome to our Governors’ section
The Local Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability in the school. They are all volunteers and play an important part in raising school standards.
Working closely with Waterton Aademy Trust and the Headteacher they set the school’s aims and policies. They monitor the school’s key performance indicators and act as a source of support and challenge to the headteacher (a critical friend).
Each Governing Body has a number of Committees that are responsible for different areas of school operations.
Keeping in touch
The school website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, this can be passed on to the governing body. The governing body is contactable through school and is more than happy to discuss any issues or ideas you may have. There are lots of ways of sharing your views. As many of our governors are also parents of children at school, we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. There will also be specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave a note at the school office or drop an e-mail to the school address and our governors will get in touch with you.
Becoming a Governor
Being a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: a commitment to school life; the ability to work with others; patience and enthusiasm; a willingness to learn; a commitment to working openly and democratically; and, most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life. The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose.