Who are we?
The Governing Body is formed by the school’s stakeholders - namely volunteers from the parent body, the local and wider community, as well as employees of the school, such as the Headteacher and elected members of school staff.
The Purpose of the Governing Body
The School’s Governing Body is there to oversee the development of the school and therefore the role is primarily a strategic one, working together with the Headteacher. The Governors have a general responsibility for the conduct of the school, upholding its vision and aims and promoting high standards of educational achievement. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and senior leadership team.
As Governors of Almondsbury CE Primary, we are appointed and elected to provide:
A visible form of accountability for the Headteacher and school staff.
A team focusing on long term development and improvement.
Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school.
Support for the Headteacher and staff.
Strong links between the school and the community it serves.
An independent view.
Carrying out the work of our Governing Body
Mr Simon Begbey is the Chair of Governors. Mr Prith Voual is the Vice-Chair of Governors.
We have 2 Sub-Committees and much of the work is delegated to these committees:
The Finance, Staffing and Premises (FSP) Committee
Chair: Prith Voual
The Curriculum and Standards (C&S) Committee
Chair: Sam Turner
We meet as a Full Governing Body times a year. In addition, governors are assigned to one of the above subcommittees and these meet between 3 and 5 times a year.
Community & Local Authority Governors