Our governors come from different sections of our local community: Parent Governors, Local Education Authority Governors, Community & Partnership Governors and Staff Governors.
The governing body at Brinkley Grove Primary School, like those at all schools across the country, has a general responsibility for seeing that the school is run effectively and promotes high standards of educational achievement for all its pupils. The governors’ role is to take a strategic view, and work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff, to determine priorities, prepare and review policies, plan targets and resources, monitor and evaluate results and manage the budget.
There is no requirement for any specific skill to become a Governor. The Governing Body as a whole works best when there is a balance of people who have a background in business, HR, education and IT. The most important factor is not what you can do but the level of commitment and passion that you bring to the role. We subscribe to a training scheme which delivers high quality training both conventionally and on-line. All of the governors undertake to keep their training up-to-date by attending at least one course every year.